Courses

The dilemma concerning the subject stems from the following tension. On one hand, it is plausible to assume that an emergency may justify specific infringements on human rights required for handling the emergency. On the other hand, it is also reasonable to be concerned from abuse of the emergency argument, both as to...
Instructor: Mordechai Kremnitzer
Credits: 1.0
Human Rights students - both LL.M and MA - may participate in internship programs with leading Hungarian and international NGOs based in Budapest. The internship is announced in mid-November each year with a list of hosting NGOs and the short description of projects that students may get involved in. The course is...
Instructor: Eszter Polgari , HRSI
Credits: 1.0
The course examines issues relating to the provision of remedies where violations of rights occur or are apprehended. It begins by looking at a review of the international standards for the provision of remedies for human rights violations and an examination of the various remedies that might be required (ranging from...
Instructor: Jeremy McBride
Credits: 1.0
Despite the fundamental role played in international commerce, intellectual property rights (IPRs) remain creatures of national law. Thus, the eligibility, scope and term of protection awarded to patents, trademarks and copyright may vary from country to country, while national courts ensure their enforcement...
Instructor: Caterina Sganga
Credits: 2.0
This course explores the legal and policy issues of forced migration. It is practice oriented, enabling the students to meet leading actors of the refugee scene. The course consists of five major blocks: the first sets the historic, conceptual and philosophical framework. The second reviews international refugee law,...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 3.0
This course discusses, from a comparative and international law perspective, the principal legal issues arising in connection with selected international commercial agreements. The first part of this course focuses on international sale of goods transactions, with particular emphasis on the UN Sales Convention (CISG...
Instructor: Markus Petsche
Credits: 2.0
TBA
Instructor: Csongor Istvan Nagy
Credits: 1.0
This course covers the following major topics of international (private) dispute settlement: (1) approaches to dispute resolution (peace and/or justice, patterns of dispute resolution, methods of settling international trade disputes - litigation, arbitration, mediation, conciliation, med-arb, mini-trial, fast-track...
Credits: 3.0
The course focuses on the international rules and institutions pertinent to the legal suppression, at the national and international levels, of international crimes—that is, of crimes defined by customary and conventional international law, among them genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture, slavery,...
Instructor: Roger O'Keefe
Credits: 2.0
The cross-border movement of objects, people, work, and money is a staple of our globalized world. When it comes to goods, services, and capital, the vast majority of states have been on a path of increasing liberalization, progressively reducing barriers to the flow of the global economy. However, the same cannot be...
Instructor: Jessica Lawrence
Credits: 2.0
This course begins by considering ongoing debates about the ethics underpinning human rights advocacy. It then focuses on the methods employed by NGOs working to advance human rights and the challenges such NGOs face. These methods include: gathering evidence through investigations; reporting and communicating the...
Instructor: Fiala-Butora János
Credits: 1.0
This course deals with international investment law. The first part of this course explores the substantive aspects of international investment law and, more particularly, the various protective standards contained in customary and treaty law including (1) the prohibition of unlawful expropriations; (2) fair and...
Instructor: Markus Petsche
Credits: 3.0
This course will introduce students to (1) the workings of a tax on income, (2) the difference between an income tax and a consumption tax, such as a VAT, (3) the internationally accepted principles for allocating taxing jurisdiction over income and consumption among nation states, (4) the double international...
Instructor: Clifton Fleming
Credits: 1.0
The course consists of fourteen class hours dedicated to providing a thorough and practical introduction for comparative constitutional law and human rights law students to the history of European integration, institutions, the legislative process and certain aspects of substantive law of the European Union. Upon...
Instructor: Petra Bard
Credits: 1.0
The course will first give an insight into the basic principles of Art. 20 of the Basic Law of the FRG. The course will give an outline of the understanding of the basic rights and of the political system in the Federal Republic of Germany. In discussing the basic rights the course will concentrate on general...
Instructor: Alexander Blankenagel
Credits: 1.0
This course provides a broad and critical understanding of the field of human rights. It examines essential aspects of human rights including: their historical origins and philosophical foundations; the universalism versus cultural relativism debate; alternative approaches to classifying human rights; the...
Instructor: János Fiala-Butora
Credits: 1.0
This course will familiarize students not holding a law degree with legal sources and legal vocabulary, helping them to understand the actual meaning of key legal concepts, phrases and terms, many of which they may have encountered previously. Students will be introduced to, among other things, precedents, statutory...
Instructor: Eszter Polgári
Credits: 1.0
The course is designed for students who aim to acquire expert knowledge and understanding of the main principles and institutions that govern public international law. We begin by looking at the nature of the contemporary legal order and its participants, before considering how international law is made and how it is...
Instructor: Charlotte Steinorth
Credits: 0.0
The course is designed for students who aim to acquire expert knowledge and understanding of the main principles and institutions that govern public international law. We begin by looking at the nature of the contemporary legal order and its participants, before considering how international law is made and how it is...
Instructor: Charlotte Steinorth
Credits: 1.0
The course aims to introduce students to the characteristic legal techniques and central doctrinal concerns of public international law, the law governing the conduct of states, international organizations and certain other actors on the international plane. Through a focus on the relevant primary materials and by...
Instructor: Gábor Kajtár
Credits: 0.0
The course aims to introduce students to the characteristic legal techniques and central doctrinal concerns of public international law, the law governing the conduct of states, international organizations and certain other actors on the international plane. Through a focus on the relevant primary materials and by...
Instructor: Gábor Kajtár
Credits: 1.0
The course is designed for students who aim to acquire expert knowledge and understanding of the main principles and institutions that govern public international law. We begin by looking at the nature of the contemporary legal order and its participants, before considering how international law is made and how it is...
Instructor: Charlotte Steinorth
Credits: 1.0
This introductory course provides a solid foundation for the forthcoming subjects building upon the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. Thus, the course – apart from providing a short overview of the human rights instruments and mechanisms of the Council of Europe – primarily focuses on the European...
Instructor: Eszter Polgari
Credits: 2.0
This introductory course is intended to familiarize students in the Comparative Constitutional Law program with the precedent-based approach to constitutionalism though the experiences of the U.S. constitutional system. The course commences with a survey of structural issues (including federalism, horizontal...
Instructor: Renáta Uitz
Credits: 0.0
Mandatory for Mundus MAPP students, Elective Course for one-year MAPP students and MPA students; Governance Specialization/ConcentrationThis course provides students with in-depth knowledge about institutions and policy-making within the European Union (EU). The course takes a trans-disciplinary perspective and is...
Instructor: Uwe Puetter
Credits: 4.0
This is a University-wide Course and it is open to all CEU students.Big Data is all around us – facebook users, records on citizens, the network of neurons in the brain, routes of migrants, impact of publications. The Data itself is neither good or evil, however, it can be used for either purposes. The availability...
Credits: 2.0
This course explores the legal and policy issues of forced migration. The course consists of three building blocks: the first sets the historic, conceptual and philosophical framework. The second reviews international refugee law, to be applied at the universal level. The last unit extends the view: it covers internal...
Instructor: Boldizsár Nagy
Credits: 1.0
This course addresses both the classical and the latest issues of bioethics and related human rights. Apart from the legal questions related to the end of life (such as euthanasia) and the beginning of life (such as the status of the fetus and embryo), life itself has become a subject of law in a variety of ways. From...
Instructor: Judit Sandor
Credits: 2.0
As the majority of CEU students comes from emerging markets or from transitory countries where the business culture and thus also the law for various avenues whereby a new business can be started by an individual entrepreneur or a few partners is underdeveloped, the course aims to fill this vacuum by exploring the...
Instructor: Tibor Tajti
Credits: 1.0
The recent global financial crisis has clearly highlighted the fundamental role financing plays in the life of businesses in developed and emerging economies alike. It is also commonly known that the leading economies of our times are the systems with the largest corporate sectors and hence it is justified to conclude...
Instructor: Tibor Tajti
Credits: 1.0
The advent of the Internet, together with the revolutionary development of e-commerce, have compelled legislators, scholars and practitioners to adapt traditional rules and theories to the new challenges posed by digital technologies. Despite all the efforts, the particular characteristics of the cyberspace created...
Instructor: Caterina Sganga
Credits: 1.0
This course will develop the students’ skill in understanding and using legal terminology in English by introducing and discussing fundamental concepts mostly through reading court decisions. In addition, students will develop skills required to recognize and understand case-law, that implies comprehensive...
Instructor: SJD candidate
Credits: 1.0
The course supplements the other substantive courses taught in Module 1 (i.e. Introduction to Law, Introduction to the Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights, and Introduction to Human Rights). It is primarily a skill-building course: it supports students to comfortably use English legal terminology...
Instructor: Eszter Polgári
Credits: 1.0
This course examines theoretical, legal, and practical aspects of international business mediation. It explores some fundamental works in the field of negotiation theory including Ury and Fisher’s Getting to Yes and Brett’s Negotiating Globally. It discusses, from a comparative perspective, a broad range of legal...
Instructor: Markus Petsche
Credits: 2.0
Drawing on theory covered in other courses at CEU, this course focuses on the human rights of persons with disabilities, and on persons with psychosocial (mental health) intellectual disabilities in particular. The focus of the course is on Europe, but there will be reference to jurisdictions outside Europe. The...
Instructor: János Fiala-Butora
Credits: 1.0
The purpose of this course is to examine minority rights theory and practice in the light of evolving challenges, particularly a significant increase in the numbers of migrants reaching Europe and the conceptual challenge posed by theories of multiculturalism (Bhiku Parekh, Charles Taylor etc) and cosmopolitanism (...
Credits: 1.0
Constitutions and constitutionalism have long been associated with liberal democracy. Nonetheless, a substantial recent literature has demonstrated that constitutions serve a number of different and important purposes within non-democratic regimes. This course tackles several issues, including: (a) how constitutions...
Instructor: David Landau
Credits: 1.0
Human dignity has become one of the most influential legal concepts of our time. It is commonly believed that human dignity is at the base of the international human rights culture, sparked by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Human dignity is part of the positive legal catalogues of fundamental rights in...
Instructor: Matthias Mahlmann
Credits: 1.0
The course provides a unique opportunity for students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice and work on a case based on true facts under the European Convention on Human Rights. Students in the class are divided into two teams: one writing and arguing for the applicant, and the other defending the...
Instructor: Sejal Parmar
Credits: 1.0
The course explores the place of political rights in contemporary liberal democracy in a comparative perspective. It starts with a review of some major theories of adjudication and interpretation of political rights.Political rights are important from the point of view of both constitutionalism and democracy. It...
Instructor: Daniel Smilov
Credits: 1.0
The course examines the definition and the scope of protection of political rights in a comparative perspective. It starts with a review of some major theories of adjudication and interpretation of political rights; the focus is mainly on the rights to equality, freedom of expression, association and participation in...
Instructor: Daniel Smilov
Credits: 1.0
Globalization, and its myriad of actors, has challenged the traditional structure of the international legal order. The rise and rise of international courts, international organizations, regimes and non-state actors, tests the established mechanisms of deciding the difference between law and non-law. International...
Instructor: Marjan Ajevski
Credits: 1.0
(Joint online collaborative course with Duke University in the framework of CEU Civic Engagement Initiative)Cross-listed with Legal Studies, Cultural Heritage ProgramThe on-line collaborative interdisciplinary research seminar will introduce students to various emergent approaches to thinking about “the archive” –...
Instructor: Andrea Peto
Credits: 4.0
Social movements and social activism are critical to political engagement and social transformation. Traditional social science approaches to social movements and social change have tended to frame forms of collective resistance and protest primarily as either irrational, spontaneous reactions to oppression, or as...
Instructor: Hadley Z. Renkin
Credits: 4.0
This course examines the important phenomenon of regional trade agreements (RTAs): reciprocal trade agreements (covering goods, services, and other issues) between two or more partners. There are currently more than 250 RTAs in force globally, encompassing nearly all members of the WTO. These RTAs represent both an...
Instructor: Jessica Lawrence
Credits: 1.0
Today, in the age of the regulatory state, no area of business law escapes encounter with some form of regulation. As a consequence, law firms and other employers increasingly look for experts in the regulation of some specific niche of the economy (e.g., finance, telecommunications). Besides domestic laws, however,...
Instructor: Tibor Tajti
Credits: 0.0
Elective CourseThe course will center its attention on outstanding policy issues related to a European Roma inclusion agenda. It will address governance puzzles that the problem of Roma inclusion generates on international, national, and local levels including the main actors and their interfaces, policy coordination...
Credits: 2.0
The course will give the students an introduction into the problem, how basic elements of the rule of law are implemented in administrative law and in the functioning of public administration in the Federal Republic of Germany. The course will try to show to the students that the basic elements of the constitutional...
Instructor: Alexander Blankenagel
Credits: 1.0
Social rights are the key legal answer to claims of social justice. The course will present the international and comparative aspects of social rights with special emphasis on the right to health and housing. It will present the differences of the use and structure of human rights in welfare states and developing...
Instructor: András Sajó
Credits: 1.0

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