European Human Rights Law

15 credits

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.


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!