European Human Rights Law

15 credits

This course deals with the principles behind the European law on human rights. One expected learning outcome is for students to be able to apply and advance legal norms, principles and practices of European law on human rights, both in the private and public sectors. The course includes studies on human rights from a perspective of the European Union (EU), intergovernmental organizations (IGO) and non-governmental organizations (NGO). The course has three constituting parts. First, students learn about the philosophical aspects and ideologies behind human rights in Europe. Secondly, the focus is on organizations in Europe and their functions when it comes to human rights. Thirdly, attention turns to the implementation of human rights on national level.

Course participants come from many different countries across the world. This international classroom enables learning that benefit from different cultural backgrounds that can be compared and discussed.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!