Courses

Executive course on a human rights problem, to be determined in cooperation with OSF. The course is open to a limited number of CEU students. CEU students should be mindful that class times may collide with restricted elective courses.
Instructor: András Sajó
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: Eszter Polgari
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
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
Across the region of Central and Eastern Europe Roma rights remains one of the most pressing areas of concern for those engaged in human rights issues. The Roma, as Europe's largest ethnic minority, have not benefited from the dramatic transition, consolidation and expansion of democracy and democratic values since...
Instructor: Bernard Rorke
Credits: 1.0
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
The objective of the course is to introduce students into criminal politics as a state response to crime and the various concurring methods of postmodern crime control. The course consists of fourteen class hours and is offered to comparative constitutional law and human rights law students. Upon completion of the...
Instructor: Petra Bard
Credits: 1.0
Gender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human rights, crime...
Credits: 2.0
The African Human Rights System was formally launched when Member States of the former Organisation of the African Unity (OAU), now African Union (AU), met in 1981 in Nairobi (Kenya) to adopt the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (the African Charter or the Charter). The African Charter established the...
Instructor: Horace Adjolohoun
Credits: 1.0
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Instructor: Horace Adjolohoun
Credits: 1.0
The course explores some of the major issues concerning the relationship between law and democracy in two areas of regulation - elections and political parties. The course focuses on the constitutional protection of electoral rights mainly in the following jurisdictions - the US, Germany, the UK, as well as the...
Instructor: Daniel Smilov
Credits: 1.0
Elective CourseGender based violence is one of the main social forces producing and reproducing gender inequality. Brought to international and national policy agendas by feminist movements it has lately become a core policy issue discussed not just in the framework of gender equality but related to policies on human...
Credits: 2.0
The second half of the 20th century is marked by the growth of a human rights culture. Human rights form now something like a secular Decalogue of fundamental normative orientation. The concept of human rights raises a plethora of difficult and challenging questions. The attempt to answer these questions leads to the...
Instructor: Matthias Mahlmann
Credits: 1.0
This advanced human rights course critically examines the international human rights system established under the auspices of the United Nations in its contemporary context. It looks at the role and effectiveness of key UN organs and bodies dealing with the development, monitoring and enforcement of international...
Instructor: Sejal Parmar
Credits: 1.0
The objective of this course is to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required for writing an academic thesis in law. It therefore covers essential aspects of the thesis writing process:•          stages of research writing;•          topic to title, research question and thesis statement;•          ...
Credits: 0.0
The objective of this methodological module is to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required for writing an academic thesis in law. It therefore covers essential aspects of the thesis writing process:•          stages of research writing;•          topic to title, research question and thesis...
Instructor: Robin Bellers
Credits: 0.0
The main aim of this course is to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required for writing an academic thesis in Human Rights. It therefore covers the following aspects of the thesis writing process:·         presenting your work to your peers, defending your work;·         stages of research writing...
Instructor: Andrea Kirchknopf
Credits: 0.0
The main aim of this course is to provide the students with the skills and knowledge required for writing an academic thesis in Human Rights. It therefore covers the following aspects of the thesis writing process:·         presenting your work to your peers, defending your work;·         stages of research writing...
Instructor: Sanjay Kumar
Credits: 0.0
This course discusses the legal issues raised in connection with occurrences that disturb, disrupt or threaten the conduct of international business transactions. It distinguishes between three categories of threats: (1) threats stemming from State action (e.g. economic sanctions such as embargoes, boycotts, etc.;...
Instructor: Markus Petsche
Credits: 1.0
This course offers an introduction to US corporations and partnerships law. It explores corporations and other forms of business organization in the US from both a theoretical and practical perspective. On the theoretical side, the course will devote time to such topics as the historical development of the corporation...
Instructor: Jessica Lawrence
Credits: 1.0
CEU is one of the participants of the international moot court competition devoted to the Vienna International Sales Convention (CISG, 1980) and international commercial arbitration (see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_C._Vis_Moot ) and has been represented by one team on the Vienna finals for more than a decade...
Instructor: Boris Prastalo, Wasiq Dar
Credits: 1.0
The course will include a study of: (i) the basic WTO/GATT rules and principles that control national trade policies; (ii) dispute settlement in the WTO/GATT; and (iii) the WTO/GATT as a trade policy negotiating forum. The course will also treat the basic economic principles underlying the major WTO/GATT rules and...
Instructor: Lukasz Gruszczynski
Credits: 1.0

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