Together with DST speakers we assembled some interesting extra materials. Read, watch and come to the lectures to discuss and dig into the details!
A short film about human rights
Animated TED video clip on human rights. In 4,5 minutes you will learn how the current understanding of human rights has developed, why a fair and just society remains an unreachable ideal and why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been criticised.
In Dutch universities you come to the lecture prepared. Some time in advance you receive a list with the articles and books you have to read. That allows to use the lecture time more efficiently.
A short film about the European Court of Human Rights
A 15-minute overview of the history of the ECHR since its founding in 1959. It explains how the Court works, describes the challenges faced by it and shows the scope of its activities through examples from case law.
Blog on ECHR
This is a portal to information on the European Court of Human Rights and its judgments and decisions selected and presented by Antoine Buyse, a professor of human rights at Utrecht University and the director of the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights. The blog includes recent articles and debate papers on current cases and developments.
Human Rights for Open Societies
An introductory course to one of the world's most intricate human rights systems: the European Convention on Human Rights. It provides an overview of the most difficult dilemmas the ECHR is facing: freedom of expression and assembly, the right to vote, the prohibition of discrimination and the rights of migrants and refugees. The course will also touch on situations when rights can be restricted.
Academic articles by Larissa van den Herik
Two articles suggested by the speaker: 1. "Sharing the Law: The Appeal of International Criminal Law for International Commissions of Inquiry;" and 2. "An Inquiry into the Role of Commissions of Inquiry in International Law: Navigating the Tensions between Fact-Finding and Application of International Law."
International Law in Action: A Guide to the International Courts and Tribunals in The Hague
International Law in Action explains the functions of each international court and tribunal in The Hague and examines how these institutions address contemporary problems. On the basis of selected cases, and through interviews with judges and lawyers, you will explore the role of these courts and tribunals and their potential to contribute to global justice.