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Introduction to the ECHR

The protection of human rights is closely linked to the idea of open societies. In an open society, people enjoy freedom and they are to a large extent free to live their lives as they wish. This week, we explore the idea of open societies and see how it relates to the protection of human rights. We also introduce you to the European Convention on Human Rights. This document forms the foundation for one of the world’s most intricate international human rights systems. Finally, you learn about the background and history of the Convention, the rights that are protected therein and the procedure which individuals can use to lodge a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights....
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 31 min), 5 lectures, 4 quiz
Video3 vidéos
The foundations of the ECHR8 min
The admissibility requirements10 min
Reading5 lectures
The birth of the ECHR12 min
The European Convention on Human Rights15 min
The institutions of the Council of Europe12 min
Articles 34 and 35 ECHR15 min
Procedure in Strasbourg and execution of judgments15 min
Quiz4 exercices pour s'entraîner
The linkages between the ECHR and an open society12 min
Where to find rights in the ECHR?12 min
The admissibility checklist of the ECtHR applied15 min
Test your knowledge on the foundations of the ECHR15 min
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4 heures pour terminer

General principles

When someone complains that his or her right to privacy or right to freedom of expression has been violated, the European Court of Human Rights has to assess whether that is truly the case. But how does it do this? In this part of the course, we will focus on the general principles and methods the Court uses in order to assess whether a State has violated the Convention. We will see how the Court approaches human rights cases and learn about the dilemmas it faces in this regard in the context of open societies....
Reading
5 vidéos (Total 55 min), 2 lectures, 5 quiz
Video5 vidéos
The principles and methods of interpretation12 min
Categories of rights in the ECHR and possibilities for limitation9 min
Conditions for restriction of ECHR rights11 min
The intensity of review of restrictions and the margin of appreciation doctrine13 min
Reading2 lectures
Additional reading on principles and methods of interpretation10 min
Positive and negative obligations35 min
Quiz5 exercices pour s'entraîner
How to interpret the ECHR in a concrete case?30 min
Determining States' obligations in practice20 min
The justification of restrictions - a practical exercise20 min
The impact of the margin of appreciation in concrete cases25 min
Test your knowledge on the consideration of fundamental rights cases by the ECtHR15 min
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2 heures pour terminer

Human rights and democracy

Open societies require a democratic form of government. But how are human rights and democracy linked? In this part of the course, we focus on what democracy entails from a human rights perspective. We also address what voting rights are and how political parties are protected under the European Convention on Human Rights. Finally, we take a look at the protection of political rights in countries in transitions from war to peace and from dictatorship to democracy....
Reading
3 vidéos (Total 30 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video3 vidéos
Political parties9 min
Human rights in transitions to democracy9 min
Reading2 lectures
The right to vote and the right to stand for election45 min
Article 11 ECHR - the freedom of assembly and association10 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Restricting the freedom of association5 min
Test your knowledge on the connection between human rights and democracy15 min
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2 heures pour terminer

Insiders and outsiders: non-discrimination, vulnerable groups, migrants and asylum seekers

Open societies are all about inclusion. In an open society, everyone should be allowed to participate on an equal footing. No one should be excluded. Equally, human rights should be enjoyed by all people and discrimination is prohibited. Yet, even in an open society, universality of human rights and the prohibition of discrimination may raise many questions. For example, what about the rights of people who are not (yet) citizens of that society, such as asylum seekers? On the one hand, asylum seekers find themselves in the extremely difficult and vulnerable position of being in transit. For that reason, their needs deserve extra consideration. For example, they may need special protection against hostile responses by the local population, they may need food, education and housing, and they must be protected against discrimination. On the other hand, not being citizens, the question is often raised to what extent they should be included and benefit from the rights and freedoms guaranteed in the European Convention on Human Rights. Finding the right balance and solving such dilemmas is crucial in open societies. In this week, we focus on (1) the rights and freedoms of insiders and outsiders under the European Convention, (2) non-discrimination and (3) the protection of vulnerable groups. To illustrate, we pay special attention to the rights of migrants and asylum seekers, as well as of other minority groups....
Reading
4 vidéos (Total 40 min), 2 lectures, 3 quiz
Video4 vidéos
Non-discrimination9 min
Vulnerable groups11 min
The rights of migrants and asylum seekers under the ECHR9 min
Reading2 lectures
Article 14 ECHR - the prohibition of discrimination10 min
Suspect grounds of discrimination and the very weighty reasons test12 min
Quiz2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Grounds of discrimination - a practical exercise20 min
Test your knowledge on the inclusion and exclusion of vulnerable groups, migrants and asylum seekers under the ECHR15 min
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par DMJun 11th 2017

Very good to find out the basics. What are human rights, what they represent and in which way we should interpret them. Also, it has an easy language so you don't need law school or other studies.

par SGJun 19th 2017

This has been a great introduction to the European Convention and Court of Human Rights. It has really helped deepen understanding of the treaty and how the court functions.

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Antoine Buyse

Prof. dr.
Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht Law School
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Janneke Gerards

Prof. dr.
Jurisprudence, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Utrecht Law School
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Paulien de Morree

dr.
Jurisprudence, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Utrecht Law School

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Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 17th in Europe and 56th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future....

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