Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID100001626

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will be able to: - realize the significance and usefulness of the international protection of human rights and freedoms on the international level. - comprehend the function and applications of international law in the field of the individual’s rights and freedoms. - approach effectively the issue of the protection of human rights and freedoms, transcending the traditional prerogative of domestic legal orders. - elaborate critically on the current challenges posed to the fundamental rights and freedoms by state policies. - form a human-centric consciousness within the framework of international law.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Public International Law II (Special Part) focuses on the international protection of human rights. It provides for an introduction of the general theory of human rights and examines the dialectics between public international law and human rights, taking the United Nations and particularly the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a starting point. The course’s main focus is the institutional and conventional framework for the protection of human rights in the United Nations system, and the contribution of the international judicial organs and quasi-judicial organs on the international and regional level. Finally, fundamental rights and freedoms, as well as rules and institutions are thoroughly analyzed, in order to provide for a comprehensive knowledge on the field of international protection of human rights.
human rights, freedoms, international protection
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Students are welcome to use Moodle and digital data bases such as Westlaw and Jstor, and retrieve information from the websites of the United Nations and the regional courts for human rights. Also, they may contact the teaching staff via email.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Students are assessed at the end of the semester through written or oral examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
"[ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 12566790] Σισιλιάνος Λ.-Α., Η Ανθρώπινη Διάσταση του Διεθνούς Δικαίου: Αλληλεπιδράσεις Γενικού Διεθνούς Δικαίου και Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου (Αθήνα: Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, 2010). [ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 22905158] Περράκης Στ., Διεθνείς Διαστάσεις των Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου: Προς ένα Jus Universalis (Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σιδέρη, 2012). [ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 50660758] Νάσκου-Περράκη Π., Μηχανισμοί Προστασίας Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου: Διεθνείς Πράξεις, Θεωρία και Πρακτική (2η έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Αντ. Σάκκουλας, Αθήνα 2015)."
Additional bibliography for study
Σισιλιάνος Λ.-Α. (επιμ.), Ευρωπαϊκή Σύμβαση Δικαιωμάτων του Ανθρώπου: Ερμηνεία κατ’ Άρθρο (Αθήνα: Νομική Βιβλιοθήκη, 2013). Levin L., Ανθρώπινα Δικαιώματα: Ερωτήσεις και Απαντήσεις (μετάφραση-επιμέλεια Νάσκου-Περράκη Π. κ.α., επικαιροποιημένη 2η ελληνική έκδοση, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Θέμις, 2013). Δουζίνας Κ., Το Τέλος των Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων (Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Παπαζήση, 2006). Ρούκουνας Εμ., Διεθνής Προστασία των Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων (Αθήνα: Βιβλιοπωλείον της Εστίας, 1995). Alston Ph. & Goodman R., International Human Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). De Schutter Ol., International Human Rights Law: Cases, Materials, Commentary (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Donnelly J., Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice (3rd edn, Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2013). Marks S. & Clapham A., International Human Rights Lexicon (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). Shelton D. (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).
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