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Syllabus 2018-19 - 11211009 - Theory and Foundations of Human Rights (Teoría y fundamentación de los derechos humanos)

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DEGREE: Grado en Derecho
FACULTY: FACULTY OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Theory and Foundations of Human Rights
CODE: 11211009 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: RUIZ RUIZ, RAMÓN
DEPARTMENT: U107 - DERECHO PENAL, FIL.DCHO. FIL.MORAL Y FIL
FIELD OF STUDY: 381 - FILOSOFÍA DEL DERECHO
OFFICE NO.: D3 - 169 E-MAIL: ramonrr@ujaen.es P: 2105
WEBSITE: -
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

1. Law, as a form of social organization, and human rights.
2. Foundations of human rights: natural law, positivism, other theories.
3. The historical processes of human rights: positivization, generalization, internationalization and specification.
4. Legal recognition of rights by democratic political power.
5. Generations of rights and models of rule of law.
6. Legal theory of fundamental rights (I): Fundamental rights as a normative subsystem within the legal system.
7. Legal theory of fundamental rights (II): General characteristics of the constitutional rights.
8. Legal theory of fundamental rights (III): Legal values as the reference of fundamental rights: freedom, equality, certainty and solidarity.
9. Legal theory of fundamental rights (IV): Interpretation and application of fundamental rights.
10. The new rights: the right to peace, the right to cultural identity, the gender rights, the right to reconciliation of work and family live and the rights of universal accessibility

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Professor Lectures

Students papers

Practical activities

Individual and group tutoring

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Active participation in class.

Practical exercises and works.

Final written exam

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • The age of rights. Edition: -. Author: Bobbio, Norberto, 1909-2004. Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : Blackwell Publishers, 1996  (Library)