History of Human Rights Université Grenoble Alpes
This course provides students with basic knowledge about the history of rights protection. It focuses on the following topics: the invention of the concept of “natural rights” in the 17th century; the way this concept was used to legitimize political revolutions in England, North American British colonies and France; rights protection in modern constitutions (and the development of different national traditions); the crisis of “domestic rights”; the socialist conception of rights protection; the genesis of international human rights law and of regional human rights systems. Classes will consist of lecture presentations, with questions and discussions by students strongly encouraged. During each class, a group of students will make an oral presentation on a topic chosen from a list given by the teacher during the first class. Assessment will be based on an oral presentation made in class (50 %) and a final oral examination on a subject drawn by lot (50 %).
Online Course Requirement
Course content can evolve at any time before the start of the course. It is strongly recommended to discuss with the course contact about the detailed program.
Please consider the following deadlines for inbound mobility to Grenoble:
- April 1st, 2020 for Full Year (September to June) and Fall Semester (September to January) intake ;
- September 1st, 2020 for Spring Semester intake (February – June).
Site for Inquiry
Please inquire about the courses at the address below.
Contact person: Oxana SAVELIEVA-MARIE