European Human Rights Law

15 credits

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This course deals with the principles of European human rights law. First, philosophical aspects and ideologies behind human rights in Europe are considered. The focus then shifts to organisations in Europe and their functions with regards to the advancement and implementation of human rights norms. Particular emphasis is given to the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights and the European Union. Using conventions and other legal documents as starting points, civil and political rights as well as economic, social and cultural rights are discussed and analysed.


Roughly 15 minutes with a bike from the city centre, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with the university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavour. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city centre and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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