HUMAN RIGHTS IN EUROPE (INTERNAT'L AND COMPARATIVE LAW - 3080)
This course is a survey of the European human rights system. It will examine rights created under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR) and the laws of the European Union. Following a brief introduction to the international human rights system, the course will focus on enforcement of the ECHR and European law through the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice and will review case law in areas of civil, political, and economic rights. European jurisprudential trends will be examined, with particular attention to recent cases concerning human rights challenges to UN Security Council actions, extraterritorial application of the ECHR to military activities in Afghanistan, and the doctrine of "margin of appreciation." This course may be offered in either New York or Europe. When offered in New York, grades will be based on a research paper and class participation. When offered in one of St. John's European Summer Abroad Program, grades will be based on a final examination and class participation.
Margaret E. McGuinness