Human Rights Policies

Course Information
TitleΠολιτικές των Ανθρωπίνων Δικαιωμάτων / Human Rights Policies
FacultySocial and Economic Sciences
SchoolPolitical Sciences
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorNikolaos Gaitenidis
Course ID100001009

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīma Politikṓn Epistīmṓn 2023-sīmera

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter-4

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to: Know the basic legal texts of the international protection of human rights. Have a comprehensive picture of the interaction between international human rights systems and national policies within a globalized society.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course examines the creation and evolution of human rights in a historical context and as an aspect of today's globalization. Globalization today includes, among others, two elements that are dealt with in this course: the emergence of a universal culture of human rights and a process of formal or substantive democratization.In this context, after a brief historical review of the birth and characteristics of human rights, the course examines the main international instruments that safeguard human rights in the international context (both at European, global and regional levels), the tools and mechanisms for their protection oand the real possibilities for implementing the decisions of these mechanisms under the current imperfect international system. Particular emphasis is placed on the understanding and the different characteristics of the different generations of human rights (civil, political, economic and social) and on the implementation and operation of the major international human rights instruments (United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU).The aim of the course is to make clear the interconnection between international human rights protection and national democratization process as well as the formation of an international, globalized society in dealing with violations of human rights.
globalisation, human rights, multilevel governance
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment401.5
Written assigments291.1
Student Assessment
Tests during the courses. Written paper submitted during the course. Final written examinations.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σ. Περράκη ΔΙΕΘΝΕΙΣ ΔΙΑΣΤΑΣΕΙΣ ΔΙΚΑΙΩΜΑΤΩΝ ΤΟΥ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΥ. Εκδόσεις Σιδέρη, 2011. (Κωδικός Εύδοξος 22905158). Βaylis J., Smith S., Owens P. 'Η Παγκοσμιοποίηση της Διεθνούς Πολιτικής'. Εκδόσεις Επίκεντρο, 2013. (Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 32998295)
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