EUROPEAN UNION LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS

Second cycle degree in HUMAN RIGHTS AND MULTI-LEVEL GOVERNANCE

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: PAOLO PIVA

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: None in particular
Examination methods: Students shall have possibility to choose between a written exam or an oral one.
Course unit contents: The course aims at studying in depth the gradual but ever increasing interest in human rights within the EU legal order, due not only to the expected accession to ECHR, but also to the fact that, according to Article 6.1 TEU, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union shall have the same legal value as the Treaties. That would entail important consequences in terms of direct effectiveness of the Charter’s provisions and their relationship with the previous EUCJ’s case-law on the correspondent subject matter. Another important aspect the course will focus on is the so-called dialogue between Courts in a multilevel perspective of judicial protection of Human Rights.
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law are core values of the European Union and the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has certainly strengthened such a perspective. The course will focus particularly on the new anti-discrimination law, by covering any form of discrimination, either direct or indirect, without forgetting the more traditional Economic, Social & Cultural Rights.