Courses

The course aims to familiarize students with fundamental notions and institutions of rights protection on the constitutional (domestic) level in select jurisdictions. Students are expected to be comfortable with approaching domestic constitutional institutions, mechanisms and case law originating from these...
Instructor: Renáta Uitz
Credits: 2.0
Corporate actors wield enormous power in our contemporary world. As producers, advertisers, sellers, and transporters, businesses have important impacts—both positive and negative—on the lives of those who work for them, buy from and sell to them, house them, and live nearby them. Despite their influence, however,...
Instructor: Jessica Lawrence
Credits: 1.0
The course will deal with both procedural and substantive law aspects of criminal justice and focus on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights. The models of the criminal process in their relation to the right to fair trial are discussed. The course covers the types of proceedings to which the...
Instructor: Károly Bárd
Credits: 2.0
What role can documentary film play in promoting human rights? The course introduces ten recent thought-provoking, educational, professionally crafted, and visually engaging documentary films from different parts of the world addressing a variety of human rights issues. Thematic ranges of the documentary films include...
Credits: 2.0
The course explores the North-South dimension of contemporary human rights issues focusing on the human rights challenges affecting human beings in the Global South. Whereas traditional human rights scholarship has focused on the relationship between the state and those under its jurisdiction, the contemporary inter-...
Credits: 2.0
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 focuses on the protection of human rights in the Council of Europe; special attention is devoted to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR)...
Instructor: Eszter Polgari
Credits: 1.0
This course aims to provide students an overview of women's rights in Africa through the examination of the African Human Rights system, cultural relativism and conflicts with universal human rights principles; gender discriminatory customs and traditions which infringe on the enjoyment of women's rights and the lack...
Instructor: Victoria Ijeoma Nwogu
Credits: 1.0
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
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 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
This course focuses on issues in private litigation between parties in different states. It treats: first, jurisdiction of courts (including choice-of-court clauses, antisuit injunctions, parallel litigation, notice requirements), service of documents internationally, obtaining evidence abroad; second, international...
Instructor: Peter Hay
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 number of international courts has increased exponentially in the last 20 years as has their case load and impact. Individuals and states increasingly turn to international courts not only to settle disputes but to force issues and changes that go beyond their narrowly understood interests and circumstances. The...
Instructor: Marjan Ajevski
Credits: 1.0
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 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 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: Sejal Parmar
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
This is a graduate level course aiming to introduce students with non-law school background to the basics of all those areas of law that are necessary to follow the more advanced courses offered during the program. The course objective is to assist students in building and advancing knowledge of legal terminology,...
Instructor: S.J.D. candidates
Credits: 2.0
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 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: 2.0
Instructor: Uwe Puetter, Andrey Demidov
Credits: 3.0
Elective Course for one-year MAPP students, Mandatory for Mundus MAPP 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 targeted at students...
Instructor: Uwe Puetter
Credits: 4.0
The course builds on a basic familiarity with European law of course participants:  with its foundations, legislative and judicial system. The European Economic Community was based on economic goals, social principles and goals have entered gradually from the Maastricht Treaty. The progress concluded in Art. 151 of...
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
The legal regulation of issues related to the ethnicity (language, culture, religion, traditions) of individuals and groups is much more widespread and common than lawyers generally assume. Although facially neutral, legal rules often affect differently individuals belonging to different ethnic groups. Law and...
Instructor: Tamás Korhecz
Credits: 1.0
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
This course is dealing with making and braking of the laws of war, and in particular with appalling crimes committed during the Second World War and their prosecution in the postwar period. It revisits one of the central paradoxes of the 20th century, characterized with extensive use of mass atrocities, yet at the...
Instructor: Vladimir Petrovic
Credits: 2.0
This course is dealing with making and braking of the laws of war, and in particular with appalling crimes committed during the Second World War and their prosecution in the postwar period. It revisits one of the central paradoxes of the 20th century, characterized with extensive use of mass atrocities, yet at the...
Instructor: Vladimir Petrovic
Credits: 2.0
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
Perhaps best demonstrated by US foreign policy’s pivoting to the region, power is shifting (back) from the West to Asia. While Eurozone countries continue to grapple with the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis, India’s economy is forecasted to grow over 6%, and, in-between them, ASEAN at a collective 5% in 2015...
Instructor: Gary Low
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
The course gives an introduction to issues of the legal protection of non-discrimination and equal opportunities – presenting the changing and confronting views on the various meanings of “equality”, from the formal prohibition of discrimination to substantive equality and qualitative diversity. Stereotypes, hierarchy...
Credits: 3.0
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 people with disabilities, and on people with psychosocial (mental health) disabilities and people with intellectual disabilities in particular. The focus of the course is on Europe, but there will be reference to...
Instructor: Oliver Lewis
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 (...
Instructor: Istvan Pogany
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 will examine three major bodies of literature. The first...
Instructor: David Landau
Credits: 1.0
Within the framework of its Human Rights Program, the Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at CEU, an international archives committed to documenting recent history and human rights movements and violations worldwide, advertises one or two Human Rights Documentation Internship positions in the AY 2015/...
Instructor: Csaba Szilágyi
Credits: 2.0

Pages