CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

This course aims to provide students with the knowledge of international human rights law. The course starts with the very basics of human rights and with the introduction of the United Nations human rights system. Next, the course continues with the discussion of civil and political rights, as well as economic, social and cultural rights. The students will also get knowledge of the different human rights regimes in terms of adjudication bodies. In addition, separate lectures will be given on human rights, good governance, development and the environment, as well as individual criminal responsibility for serious human rights violations. During the course students will visit the Occupation Museum of Latvia in order to write an assignment.