European Human Rights

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    European Human Rights

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Celtic Studies, Ethics, European Studies, Justice Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course, which is taught over one semester, is primarily concerned with the growing body of jurisprudence emerging from the European Commission and Court of Human Rights and, to a lesser extent, the European Court of Justice, under the European Convention on Human Rights. The historical development of human rights law in Europe will be examined and consideration will be given to the status of the Convention in the domestic law of member states of the Council of Europe. Particular attention will be paid to its legal status and impact in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The case law of the Court of Human Rights will be examined in a thematic way and the various interpretative approaches adopted by the Court will be appraised critically. The European Social Charter and the increasingly significant Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe will also be considered.

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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