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   Course Title    European Human Rights and the Strasbourg Institutions
Lecturer    Imre Békés, Balázs József Gellér
Institution    European Commission of Human Rights, Hungarian Academy of Sciences' Legal Institute
Country    Hungary


Course description:

I. Term (at ELTE University, Budapest)
II. Term (at Pázmány University, Budapest)
 

  1. The European Convention on Human Rights in context
    Evolution and norms of the universal human rights system
    The notion of rights
    The inter-governmental enforcement of human rights norms and the UN system
    Regional Arrangements
    The Inter-American system of human rights
    Background of the ECHR
    (Steiner, 117-165; 347-420; 500-548; 640-657; Harris, 1-3; Court of Justice Opinion 2/94 of 28 March 1996; International Instruments Relating to Human Rights)

  2. The interpretation of the ECHR
    Negative and positive obligations and Drittwirkung
    The Convention in national law
    The Convention and Hungary
    Reservations
    The doctrine of margin of appreciation
    Admissibility of applications
    Admissibility requirements for inter-state cases
    Exhaustion of domestic remedies
    The six-month rule
    Other grounds of inadmissibility
    Incompatibility
    (Harris, 4-27; 604-647; Brems; Bán, ACTA HUMANA (1991) No. 2; Bárd, ACTA HUMANA (1994) No. 15-16; Drzemczewski, R. v. Secretary of State for the Home Dep. ex p. Launder, H.L. (1997))

  3. The Strasbourg enforcement machinery
    The European Commission of Human Rights
    The EuropeanCourt of Human Rights
    Committee of Ministers
    The reform of the Convention: the 11th Protocol
    (Harris, 571-603; 648-714)

  4. Article 2: The right to life
    Article 3: Freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
    (Harris, 37-89)

  5. Article 4: Freedom from slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour
    Article 5: The right to liberty and security of the person
    (Harris, 90-162)

  6. Article 6: The right to a fair trial
    (Harris, 163-273; Bán, ACTA HUMANA (1995) No. 18-19, 101-127)

  7. Article 7: Legality and criminal law
    Article 8: The right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence
    (Harris, 274-301; Gellér)

  8. Article 9: Freedom of religion
    Article 10: Freedom of expression
    (Harris, 356-416; Bán, MAGYAR JOG (1994) No. 7, 407-420)
  9. Article 11: Freedom of assembly and association
    General considerations as regards Articles 8-11
    Article 12: The right to marry and to found a family
    (Harris, 283-301; 417-442)

  10. Article 13: The right to an effective national remedy
    Article 14: Freedom from discrimination with respect to protected rights
    (Harris, 443-488; Bán, ACTA HUMANA (1991) No. 5, 37-54)

  11. Article 15: Derogation in time of war or other public emergency
    Articles 16-18: Other restrictions upon the rights protected
    (Harris, 489-515)

  12. The 1st, 4th, 6th and 7th Protocols
    (Harris, 516-570)


Course Material
(Individual cases are not idicated in the course material)

Textbooks:

MAVI, V., Az Európa Tanács és az emberi jogok (Budapest, 1993)

HARRIS, D. J., O'BOYLE, M. and WARBRICK C., Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (Butterworths, London, Dublin, Edinburgh,1995)

LA CONVENTION EUROPÉENNE DES DROITS DE L'HOMME (COMMENTAIRE  ARTICLE PAR ARTICLE) (ed. by L.-E. Pettiti, E. Decaux & P.-H. Imbert, Economica, Paris, 1995)

JACOBS, Francis G. & WHITE, Robin C., The European Convention on Human Rights (2nd ed., Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1996)

STEINER, Henry J. and ALSTON, Philip, International Human Rights in Context. Law, Politics, Morals (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1996)

Articles and Other Short Publications:

BÁN, Tamás, Elõkészületek az Európai Emberi Jogi Egyezmény megerõsítésére, ACTA HUMANA (Emberi jogi közlemények) (1991) No. 2, 4-18.

A diszkrimináció tilalma az Európai Emberi Jogi Egyezményben, ACTA HUMANA (Emberi jogi közlemények) (1991) No. 5, 37-54.

A véleménynyilvánítás szabadsága az európai emberi jogi egyezményben, MAGYAR JOG (1994) No. 7, 407-420.

A tisztességes bírósági eljáráshoz való jog, ACTA HUMANA (Emberi jogi közlemények) (1995) No. 18-19, 101-127.

BÁN, Tamás - BÁRD, Károly, Az Emberi Jogok Európai Egyezménye és a magyar jog, ACTA HUMANA (Emberi jogi közlemények) (1992) No. 6-7, 3-162.

BÁRD, Károly, A belsõ jogorvoslati lehetõségek kimerítése mint a nemzetközi fórumok igénybevételének elõfeltétele, ACTA HUMANA (Emberi jogi közlemények) (1994) No. 15-16, 75-81.

BREMS, Eva, The Margin of Appreciation Doctrine in the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights, 56 ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR AUSLÄNDISCHES ÖFFENTLICHES RECHT UND VÖLKERRECHT (1996) No. 1-2, 240-314.

DRZEMCZEWSKI, Andrew, Ensuring Compatibility of Domestic Law with the European  Convention on Human Rights Prior to Ratification: The Hungarian Model 16 HRLJ (1995) 241-260

GELLÉR, B.J., A "büntetés" fogalma az emberi jogok és alapvetõ szabadságok védelmérõl szóló Egyezmény 7. Cikkének 1. bekezdésében, MAGYAR JOG (1997) No. 2.

International Instruments Relating to Human Rights (Classification and status of ratification as of 1 January 1996, 17 Human Rights Law Journal No. 1-2 (1996) 61- 77.

Court of Justice of the European Communities (CJEC), Luxembourg
Opinion 2/94 of 28 March 1996 - Accession of the EC to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (17 Human Rights Law Journal No. 1-2, (1996) 51-60)

R. v. Secretary of State for the Home Dep. ex p. Launder, H.L. (1997)





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