European Human Rights Law

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Human Rights Law

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This course examines the operation of the European Convention of Human Rights at both European and national
    level. The first part of the module will examine how a human rights complaint may be launched under the
    European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg. It also comprises a detailed and critical examination of
    selected provisions of the Convention as interpreted by the European Court of Human Rights and the former
    European Commission of Human Rights. This will include an analysis of the provisions on freedom of expression
    and respect for private and family life.
    The second part of the module will consider the way in which the
    Convention impacts on national law. In particular, the module will compare and contrast the methods of
    implementation applied in Ireland and in the United Kingdom. The course will also consider the political,
    social and constitutional challenges that are involved in giving legal force to international rights norms
    in the domestic system.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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