JUR5710 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
New course code starting from the fallsemester 2011 - please see the website for JUS5710 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures (the course now gives 10 credits).
The legal protection of human rights on the international level is a concept that has developed largely since the end of World War II. The United Nations and regional organisations, most notably the Council of Europe, have taken the lead in ensuring respect for human rights through international legal and political mechanisms. This course focuses on the institutions, treaties and practices of these intergovernmental organisations, in addition to international criminal tribunals, providing a perspective of both the normative standards defining international human rights and the means by which they are monitored and implemented.
The aim of this course is to provide you with a good understanding of the institutions and mechanisms for the protection and promotion of human rights at universal and regional levels. After completing this course, you will have a good understanding of different aspects the institutions and procedures presented in the course literature and selected cases, giving you the ability to describe and critically analyze the achievements and shortcomings of the international protection of human rights. In addition, you will have a general knowledge of basic features of international criminal law. For further information see Detailed course information regarding requirements and syllabus.
You may register for this course if you have admission to a Master of Law-programme at UiO, the faculty's exchange-programme or have admission to Law-electives at masters-level. All applicants must fill the formal prerequisites.
International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
- Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
- Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
- Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
- Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).
Recommended previous knowledge
Three years of law studies.
- 5 credits overlap with JUR5700 – Internasjonale menneskerettigheter (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with JUR1710 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures
- 5 credits overlap with JUR5701 – Internasjonale menneskerettigheter (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with JUR1700 – Internasjonale menneskerettigheter (discontinued)
- 5 credits overlap with HUMR4110 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with VALINTHUM – Introduction to Human Rights Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with PILINTHUM – Introduction to Human Rights Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUTINTHUM – Introduction to Human Rights Law (discontinued)
- 15 credits overlap with JUVOINMR
- 5 credits overlap with ISSJF4711 - Human Rights
4 hour written examination.
Examination support material
Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.
Language of examination
Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant
to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.
This subject is taught at Master 's level as a 15 credit course. The subject is also taught as a 10 ECTS credits course at Master's level, please please see HUMR4110 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures (discontinued). The subject is also taught at Bachelor's level (10 ECTS credits), see JUR1710 – International Human Rights Law: Institutions and Procedures. Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.