Right to Liberty

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU credits: 
1
ECTS credits: 
2
Module: 
V
Academic year: 
2010/2011
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Instructor(s): 
Károly Bárd

The course will present an overview of the jurisprudence on article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and article 5 of the European Human Rights Convention. Following the discussion on the case law defining personal liberty and deprivation thereof the cases of permissible detention shall be presented. The course will extend to the analysis of the rationales and possible justifications of deprivation of liberty as a criminal sanction, further to the exploration of the status of detainees and to the specific rights for persons in custody and pre-trial detention.

The course will also present the particular human rights problems related to life imprisonment and preventive detention as well as ECtHR jurisprudence concerning prison conditions.

Assessment is based on class participation and an open book final exam.