Courts Enforcing Rights

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4 Apr 2011 - 12 May 2011
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Department of Legal Studies
Renáta Uitz

The course covers problems of constitutional adjudication in the U.S., Germany, France, Canada, South Africa and Eastern Europe, with a focus on the role of courts in giving full effect to the protection of constitutional and human rights. The two major issues covered by the course are models of standing and access to court in constitutional cases, and the problem of remedies. In addition, the course will explore difficulties with adjudicating previously unseen issues before courts and will revisit some techniques of interpretation typical in rights cases. As a result, the course hopes to contribute to a more advanced understanding of the role of constitutional litigation in the human rights regime.