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Human Rights: Law, Politics, History

Course Level

intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year

Course Language


Course Type



2,5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)

Course Classification

This is a Themis course. It is also open to non-Themis students.

Course Type
online course in the summer term 2021, no classroom teaching
Contact Hours
2 hrs per week Students will have to be online during the regular class hours. Please check the course hours through the link provided under the headline "Time Schedule and Course Venue" (below).


The course will be given at irregular intervals. It will be available in the summer term 2021.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue will be available for the summer semester from late February to mid-August on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft (SPO 2015)" in order to access the Law courses.

Course Description

This course is run in the form of a research colloquium and reading group. It offers a refresher on fundamentals of human rights law before discussing topical issues of human rights from the perspective of different disciplines. It regularly involves guest speakers who present on their own research or practical experience in the field of human rights.

Restricted Enrollment

no (that means that everyone who signs up for this course in time can take part in this course)

Course Registration

via Campus Management

Please sign up for this course

  • either under the module "Fakultatives Lehrangebot im Aufbaubereich"
  • or under the module "Fakultatives Lehrangebot im SB 7".

Please note that it is not possible to register for more than one course under each of those modules.

registration period: 1 - 30 April 2021

De-Registration from this Course

via Campus Management

regular drop period: 1 - 30 April 2021

After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.

Type of Exam

Since regular degree-seeking students will not have an exam in this course, it is crucial that international exchange students contact the professor at the beginning of the lecture period and ask for an exam. The type of the exam will be determined by the professor. It is probably going to be an essay.

Registration for the Exam

Students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.

De-Registration from the Exam

Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take the exam, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).

Grade Release

It's not going to be possible for the course instructor to enter the grades for this module in Campus Management. Please ask him to write an e-mail with your grade from an institutional account (i.e. a university or research institute's account, no commercial account such as gmail or gmx) to the International Office at the Law Department