Geo-Regional Human Rights Law and Mechanisms

Contribution to the Course Human Rights Law

13.05.22

Semester 2, 2021/22 (Intern. LL.M Program); Monday, 18.04., 25.04. and 09.05.2022, 07:00 - 08:40, online via Zoom

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Course Contribution Description

At the Faculty of Law of Universitas Gadjah Mada the courses are shared by several lecturers. This table informs about my lectures in April and May 2022, which introduce to geo-regional human rights law and mechanisms. They complement those of my colleagues Dr. Sri Wiyanti Eddyono and Dr. Herlambang P. Wiratraman. For the contents of the whole course please see the syllabus (available at Simaster).

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Contents

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Bibliography

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Abbreviations

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On the terms "human rights", "fundamental rights" and "constitutional rights"

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Overview over the norms to bear in mind (additional material from this course in 2019)

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Diagram 1 (Sources of Law for the Protection of Human Rights)

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Diagram 2 (Geo-regional human rights protection mechanisms)

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Rights and prohibitions under the ECHR and its protocols

 
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Transparency films presented in the lectures (® just aids for illustration)
- Slide 1  (The Multi-level protection of human rights and the parallelism of human and fundamental rights regimes; concerning § 1)
- Slide 2  (European human rights law; concerning § 2)
- Slide 3  (American human rights law; concerning § 3)
- Slide 4  (African human rights law; concerning § 4)
- Slide 5  (The missing Asian human rights law; concerning § 5)

 
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more materials will follow during the course

Contents (summary/details)

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§ 1  The Multi-level protection of human rights and the parallelism of human and fundamental rights regimes

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§ 2  European human rights law

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§ 3  American human rights law

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§ 4  African human rights law

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§ 5  The missing Asian human rights law

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§ 6  Discussion and conclusion on the merits and weaknesses of the existing geo-regional human rights regimes

Bibliography (selection for this course contribution/for the whole course)

[A. Textbooks] [B. Commentaries [C. Publications on selected topics] [D. Law reports and casebooks] [E. Journals]

A. Textbooks

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Antkowiak, Thomas; Gonza, Alejandra: The American Convention on Human Rights. Essential Rights, 2017

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Bond, Martyn: An Introduction to the European Convention, 2018

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Dijk, Pieter van; Hoof, Fried van; Rijn, Arjen van; Zwaak, Leo (editors): Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights, 5th edition 2018 [for in-depth studies]

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Fredman, Sandra: Comparative Human Rights Law, 2018

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Gerard, Janneke: General Principles of the European Convention on Human Rights, 2019

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Harris, David; O'Boyle, Michael; Bates, Ed; Buckley, Carla: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights, 4th edition 2018

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Medina, Cecilia: The Inter-American Convention on Human Rights, 2nd edition 2016

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Rainey, Bernadette; McCormick, Pamela; Ovey, Clare: Jacobs, White, and Ovey: The European Convention on Human Rights, 8th edition 2021                   

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Viljoe, Frans: International Human Rights Law in Africa, 2nd edition 2012

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White, Robin C.A.; Ovey, Clare: The European Convention on Human Rights, 7th edition 2017

B. Commentaries (article-by-article presentation)

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Burgorgue-Larsen, Laurence; Torres, Amaya A. Ubeda de: The Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Case-Law and Commentary, 2011

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Grabenwarter, Christoph: European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. Commentary, 2014

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Hennebel, Ludovic; Tigroudja, Hélène: The American Convention on Human Rights. A Critical Commentary, 2021

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Murray, Rachel: The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights. A Commentary, 2019

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Schabas, William A.: The European Convention on Human Rights. A Commentary, 2017

C. Publications on selected special topics

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Brett, Peter: Human Rights and the Judicialisation of African Politics, 2019

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Duxbury, Alison; Tan, Hsien-Li: Can ASEAN Take Human Rights Seriously?, 2019

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Engstrom, Par; Hillebrecht, Courtney: The Inter-American Human Rights System: The Law and Politics of Institutional Change, 2019

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Fredman, Sandra: The ‘Tinkerbell moment': why we should care about Comparative Human Rights, 2018

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Saeed, Abdullah: Human Rights and Islam: An Introduction to Key Debates Between Islamic Law and International Human Rights Law, 2018

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Shelton, Dinah: Remedies in International Human Rights Law, 3rd edition 2015

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Smith, Rhona; McConnell, Lee (editors): Research Methods in Human Rights, 2018

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Tan, Kevin Y. L.; Cohen, David; Nabahan, Aviva (editors): Human Rights And Asean: Indonesian And International Perspectives, 2021

D. Law reports and casebooks

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Attoh, Nonso (editor): Reported Cases of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, part 1 - 6 [2009-2016], 2017

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European Court of Human Rights (editor): Overview of the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights, 2009 ff. (annual overview)

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Maringele, Sarah: European Human Rights Law. The work of the European Court of Human Rights illustrated by an assortment of selected cases, 2014

E. Journals in the field of geo-regional human rights law (in English)

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AHRLJ: African Human Rights Law Journal, since 2000

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APJHRL: Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law, since 2000

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EHRLR: European Human Rights Law Review, since 1979

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JSEAHR: Journal of Southeast Asian Human Rights, since 2017 [published in Indonesia]

Links on geo-regional human rights law

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See also the links on global human rights law.

A. Geo-regional human rights treaties

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European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) of 1950 and 16 protocols

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Other European human rights treaties: overview (Council of Europe), European Social Charta (revised version of 1996/original version of 1961) and protocols, European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (ECPT) of 1987, Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minotiries of 1995, Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine of 1997, Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings of 2005, Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence of 2011; not a human rights treaty but the specific fundamental rights regime of the EU: the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union  (revised version of 2007)

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American Convention on Human Rights (ACHR) of 1969 with Additional Protocol of 1988 (on social, economic and cultural rights) and Protocol of 1990 (to abolish the Death Penalty)

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Other American human rights treaties: overview (IACHR), Inter-American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture of 1985, Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons of 1994, Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women of 1994, Inter-American Convention against all Forms of Discrimination and Intolerance of 2013, Inter-American Convention on Protecting the Human Rights of Older Persons of 2015

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African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights (Banjul Charter) of 1981 with Protocol of 1998 (on the Establishment of the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights), Protocol of 2003 (on the rights of women in Africa) and Protocol of 2016 on the Rights of Older Persons

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Other African human rights treaties: overview (ACHPR), OAU-Convention Governing the Specific Aspects of Refugee Problems in Africa of 1969, African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of 1990, African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance of 2011

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Arab Charter on Human Rights of 2004 (see also criticism by UNHCHR)

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not a source of law but potentially politically important: ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD) (html/pdf) of 2012 (see also criticism by UNHCHR); see also, for a first ASEAN treaty on human rights aspects, the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (ACTIP) of 2015

B. Geo-regional human rights courts and instinstitutions

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Human rights courts: European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) in San José, African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) in Arusha

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European human rights institutions: Council of Europe (see in particular the special sites on human rights and the site of the Commissioner for Human Rights), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); treaty-based bodies: European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR); European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)

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American human rights institutions: Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR) with rapporteurships on special fields; see also Organisation of American States (OAS)

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African human rights institutions: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR); treaty-based body: African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC)

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not human rights institutions but just consultative commissions: ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC)

C. Links concerning special subjects

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concerning § 2 I: Venice Commission (European Commission for Democracy through Law) of the Council of Europe

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concerning § 2 II, III: Court in brief (ECtHR), Film on the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), ECHR in 50 questions (ECtHR), Questions & Answers (about individual complaints, ECHR); Grigory Dikov, UPDATE: The European Human Rights System, 2018

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concerning § 3: Thematic rapporteurships and Petition and Case System of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights; IJRC, Inter-American Human Rights System (short introduction), Cecilia C. Naddeo; Francisco A. Avalos, Update: The Inter-American System of Human Rights, 2016 (research guide)

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concerning § 4: Pretoria University Law Press, A Guide to the African Human Rights System, 2016

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concerning § 5: Hien Bui, The ASEAN Human Rights System. A Critical Analyisis, Asian Journal of Comparative Law 11 (2016); Catherine Shanahan Renshaw, The ASEAN Human Rights Declaration – Cause for Celebration?, 2013

 

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