• Week 3

    Unit 2. Human rights, their protection: mechanisms within and the establishment of an effective civil society

    TOPIC  1 :  The Genesis of Human Rights

    Rationale and Objectives:

    The issue is to enable students to become acquainted with issues of human rights, their social roots and objectives.

    ·  Students will realize that human rights are part of broader humanitarian and socio-cultural development, over millennia, and remains at the center of political, legal, ethical, religious and philosophical thinking as well as practice.

    Learning Outcomes:

    - Students will be able to analyze human rights issues in different epochs  and their particular characteristics within the modern period, including in relation to building more democratized societies.

    - Become aware of the establishment of civil society, and how this can be strengthened


    Compulsory Literature :

    1. Human Rights, Liberty Institute, Tbilisi, 2007

    2. Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights (EDC / HRE) http://www.coe.int/t/dgap/tbilisi/index0ae0_ge.asp (28.11.2012)

    Supporting Literature:

    1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights; Konstantin Korkelia, Irine Kurdadze - International Human Rights Law according to the European Convention on Human Rights.

    2. Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/1208370

    Week 4

    TOPIC  2 :  International Standards of Protecting and Enhancing Human Rights Protection

    The issue will enable students to become familiar with the functioning of human rights institutions and legislation within the UN, the Council of Europe and the European Union.

    ·     Students will realize the role and importance of international institutions in terms of human rights protection.

    Learning Outcomes:

    - Students will be able to discuss the rights and responsibilities of institutions such as the UN and Council of Europe in the process of human rights protection.

    Learning Outcomes:

    - Students will be able to analyze human rights issues in different epochs  and their particular characteristics within the modern period, including in relation to building more democratized societies.

    - Become aware of the establishment of civil society, and how this can be strengthened

    Compulsory Literature :

    1. International Standards of Human Rights Protection, 2014 Georgian Reforms Association - GRASS.

    2. Konstantin Korkelia (Red)International Standards of Human Rights Protection and Georgia,Tbilissi, 2011,-

    3. Lashkhia, m. - Human Rights: Genesis, Value and Present, 2011

    Supporting Literature


    1. Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, https://matsne.gov.ge/ka/document/view/1208370


    Week 5

    TOPIC  3:  National Strategy for Human Rights:

    Rationale and Objectives:

    The issue here will be to consider the introduction of The National Strategy of Human Rights and relevant priorities of governments towards students.

    ·     Students will realize that human rights protection in Georgia is based on constitutional and international standards, principles and norms. Its amendment will be developed based on international standards.

    Learning Outcomes:   

    - Students will be able to discuss human rights protection and enhancement, and the best  mechanisms to achieve this and how to assess their effectiveness



    Compulsory Literature :   

    1.   National Strategy of Human Rights of Georgia, for 2014 -2020 years, Decision of the Parliament of Georgia

    Supporting Literature:  

    1. The Government of Georgia Action Plan (2016-2017), Georgian government; Resolution No. 338, 21 July 2016

    2. Report of the Government of Georgia in 2014-2020 By 2017, with the introduction of the National human defense Program, the following is prepared by Magi Nicholson.

    Week 6

    TOPIC  4:  Civil society formation in Georgia - trends and concepts

    Rationale and Objectives:

    The issue will be to enable students to be familiar with the process of formation of civil society in Georgia and the factors that shape this with reference to democratic values and practices.

     

    Students will recognize the characteristics of healthy civil society, its political, socio-economic and cultural bases and development trends.

    Learning Outcomes:

    - Students can discuss and evaluate the factors, challenges and developmental trends that constitute healthy civil society formation in Georgia; and describe the mechanisms for the healthy functioning of civil society and its characteristics.

    Compulsory Literature:

    1. Gia Nodia, Civil Society Development in Georgia: Achievements and Challenges

    2.EU Strategy for Cooperation with Civil Society, Date of Approval: 21 July 2014

    Supporting Literature:  

    1. EU Strategy for Cooperation with Georgian Civil Society 2014 - 2017 Approved by the Embassies of the EU Delegation and EU Member States Date of Approval: 21 July 2014


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