Internet Course on the International Protection of Human Rights The Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University offers the Internet Course on the International Protection of Human Rights in the Autumn 2001. The course is the result of Finnish-Baltic co-operation between the Institute for Human Rights at Åbo Akademi University (Finland), the Faculty of Law at Tartu University (Estonia), Institute of Human Rights at University of Latvia, Faculty of Law at Vilnius University (Lithuania) and the Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights/ Law University of Lithuania. Participants are expected to be familiar with legal concepts. The language of instruction is English and the course is worth 6 ECTS. Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Diploma. The course is IT-based and builds upon both independent and group study. The number of participants is limited to 10 participants from each partner university. The objectives of the course are to deepen the knowledge of human rights through strengthened capacity to analyse human rights case law, to improve the understanding of the relationship between international human rights law and national law and to develop skills in using human rights resources. The Internet sessions will deal with procedural questions under the European Convention on Human Rights, freedom of expression, the right to fair trial, non-discrimination and minority rights, economic and social rights as well as the right to liberty and non-refoulment. The course work is divided into following parts: a one-day introductory seminar in respective country with a teacher (Professor Martin Scheinin) from Finland, individual studies and preparation of assignments, Internet discussions and feed-back from teachers, regular meetings with a local teacher, final course work and a final seminar with the local teacher. The introductory seminar will cover an introduction to the course and its working methods, an introduction to international human rights, the structure of human rights conventions, state obligations, limitations, treaty interpretation and domestic implementation as well as supervisory mechanisms and reporting and complaint procedures. For further information on the course, please contact the Institute for Human Rights, or your university listed below: Finland: Course Director: Professor Martin Scheinin Department of Law, Åbo Akademi University Gezeliusgatan 2 FIN-20500 Åbo Tel: +358-2-215 4322, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Course Coordinator: Ms. Kati Frostell, Project Coordinator Institute for Human Rights, Åbo Akademi Universtity Akademigatan 1 FIN-20500 Åbo Tel: +358-2-215 3207, fax: +358-2-215 4802, e-mail: email@example.com Estonia Mr. Juhani Kortteinen, Head of Lectorship in International and European Community Law Faculty of Law Tartu University Näituse 20, Tartu, Estonia Tel: +372-7-375 986, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Latvia Mr. Mertie Mits, Director Institute of Human Rights University of Latvia, Faculty of Law Raina bulvaris 19, Riga LV-1586 Tel: 371-703 4558, fax: 371-703 4558, 371-703 4559, e-mail: email@example.com Lithuania Dr. Danute Jociene Vilnius University Faculty of Law Sauletekio 9, 2040 Vilnius Tel. +370-2-769509, +370-2-768960, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Ms. Elvyra Baltutyte, Assistant of the International law and EU Law Department Law University of Lithuania/Lithuanian Centre for Human Rights Gedimino 27/2 2600 Vilnius E-mail: LCHR@post.omnitel.net ======== Global Human Rights Education listserv ======== Send mail intended for the list to <email@example.com>. Archives of the list can be found at: http://www.hrea.org/lists/hr-education/ If you have problems (un)subscribing, contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>. **You are welcome to reprint, copy, archive, quote or re-post this item, but please retain the original and listserv source.
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