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Faculty of Political Science
Course unit
SPL1000617, A.A. 2012/13

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Degree course First cycle degree in
SP1419, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2012/13
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HUMAN RIGHTS
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge ELENA PARIOTTI IUS/20

Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Optional IUS/20 Philosophy of Law 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year Student choice
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Start of activities 24/09/2012
End of activities 26/01/2013
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: The topics addressed over the course require (a) general and basic analysis and synthesis skills; (b) the basic knowledge of the main events and processes of modern and contemporary history. The knowledge of the history of political thought and of the basic notions of Public law helps in understanding most of the topics of the course.
Target skills and knowledge:: The course aims to provide for the basic theoretical, conceptual and methodological means for analysing the processes of recognition, legalization and evolution of human rights, at domestic, European Community and International levels.
Course unit contents: 1. Basic elements for the reconstruction of the philosophical rise of human rights;
2. the notion of legal human rights: Legal sources and matters of definition;
3. preliminary notions for understanding human rights under the legal theory perspective;
4. recognition, legalization and evolution of human rights;
5. constitutional state, fundamental rights and human rights:
5.1. constitutional state and fundamental rights; constitutional state and international human rights law;
5.2. fundamental rights and European constitutional order;
6. internationalization of human rights: relevant legal notions, processes, and open issues;
7. main issues dealing with the justification of human rights.
Planned learning activities: The Students who attend the classes are required to prepare for the examination on the basis of their own notes and of further readings recommended during classes,as well as on the basis of the textbooks that are specified below in this form (expect the text suggested for students non attending the classes only).
The students who do not attend the classes are required to prepare for the examination on the basis of all the textbooks that are specified below in this form.
In both cases, the knowledge of the main international instruments on human rights (that may mostly be accessed on the web or found in some edited selection) is required.
Textbooks: Pariotti E., I diritti umani: concetto, teoria, evoluzione. Padova: CEDAM, 2012. Obbligatorio per tutti gli studenti.
Facchi A., Breve storia dei diritti umani. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2007. Esclusivamente per gli studenti non frequentanti. Cerca nel catalogo
Casadei T. (a cura di), Diritti umani e soggetti vulnerabili: trasformazioni, violazioni, aporie. Torino: Giappichelli, 2012. Tre saggi a scelta dello studente. Testo obbigatorio per tutti gli studenti.
AA.VV., Lo stato contemporaneo e la sua crisi. Roma: Carocci, 2011. Tre saggi a scelta dello studente. Testo obbligatorio per tutti gli studenti. Cerca nel catalogo
Additional notes about suggested reading:: Further bibliographical references will be given, in order to integrate or even substitute the above mentioned books, to those "Erasmus" or foreign students who will ask for them.
Teaching methods: The topics of the course will be addressed mainly through traditional lesson method. Nevertheless, seminars with scholars on some specific topics will be scheduled.
Assessment criteria: Oral final examination.
Students are supposed to have achieved: (i) a well-grounded knowledge of basic categories dealing with the notion, positivization and internationalisation of human rights; (ii) the capability to critically address the main topics of justification of human rights; (iii) semantic competence in the field of human rights from both a legal and theoretical point of view.
Further information: Parte dei materiali utilizzati durante le lezioni saranno messi a disposizione sulla piattaforma di didattica a distanza, accessibile attraverso la seguente chiave di accesso (per questo corso): "kelsen".