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At the end of this module, a student, who has attended lectures and engaged with directed readings, will be able to:
(a) Describe and evaluate procedural requirements for bringing a rights complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR);
(b) Engage with debates on the challenges facing the ECtHR as regards legitimacy;
(c) Critically analyse the jurisprudence of the ECtHR in relation to a range of substantive rights, focusing on issues of interpretation and evolution of rights under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR);
(d) Consider the effect of the ECHR in the Irish legal system;
(e) Distinguish, apply and critique the case law of the ECtHR.
Substantive topics for 2021 will include: structure of the ECHR and institutional competencies; the right to life; freedom from torture; the ECHR and criminal law; private and family life; socio-economic rights; freedom of expression and domestic implementation of the Convention.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Examination: Take home examination: Students answer two questions. Maximum word-count: 1,500 words excluding footnotes and bibliography. Based on Lectures Three to Seven (inclusive).
|Assignment: Literature Review on topics covered in Lectures 1, 2, 8, 9 and 10. Maximum word count: 1,500 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography.
||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities
Utilise virtual office hours: Should students require feedback on their learning for this module, then students are encouraged to self-assess their learning, and seek clarification from the relevant lecturer who delivered that topic, by arranging to meet the lecturer during virtual office hours. Take Home Examination: Group class feedback, and provisional results, will be available on the Take Home Examination by Tuesday, 20 April 2021 (to be confirmed). Individual feedback on all assessment, examination and literature review, in this module will be available once final grades are published by UCD, and students follow UCD School of Law requirements for requesting an individual meeting on assessment. This will occur in June/July 2021. Further details will be sent to you on Brightspace. Individual feedback outside the School of Law process cannot be facilitated.
|Assoc Professor Marie-Luce Paris||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|