Children's Rights

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Restricted Elective
CEU credits: 
1
ECTS credits: 
2
Module: 
III
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Academic Program: 
Master of Arts in Human Rights
Instructor(s): 
Károly Bárd

The course will address the question if there is genuine need to have special human rights instruments for specific groups including children ? Further the universal/local dilemma will be discussed with regard to children's rights. Following an overview of the development of international instruments the unique nature of the Convention on the Rights of the Child will be discussed. Different models of the juvenile justice system will be presented as well as trends in juvenile justice as reflected in UN documents and in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the US Supreme Court.
Assessment is based on a two-hour open book exam.