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FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA

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FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN LATIN AMERICA

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Anno accademico 2022/2023

Codice attività didattica
CPS0432
Docente
Prof.ssa Mia Caielli (Titolare dell'insegnamento)
Corso di studio
Master's Degree Course in Area and global studies for international cooperation
Anno
2° anno
Periodo
Primo semestre
Tipologia
Affine/Integrativa
Crediti/Valenza
6
SSD attività didattica
IUS/21 - diritto pubblico comparato
Erogazione
Tradizionale
Lingua
Inglese
Frequenza
Facoltativa
Tipologia esame
Scritto
Prerequisiti
Basic knowledge of constitutional and human rights law.
It is strongly recommended that students who did not take any exam in public, constitutional or comparative law read the following book's chapters: Masterman - Schutze (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law, CUP, 2019, Chapters 2, 8, 11, 16.
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Sommario insegnamento

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Obiettivi formativi

The course aims at providing students with a basic knowledge of the stages and main characteristics of Latin American constitutionalism with particular attention to the bills of rights sections of contemporary constitutions. Besides, it aims at offering them some insights into human rights careers by exploring the role of NGOs in the protection of fundamental freedoms. 

The course will offer an interactive form of teaching, based on the discussion of judicial cases, legislative texts, and bibliographical material.

 

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Risultati dell'apprendimento attesi

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

- Read critically the content of constitutional human rights provisions

- Understand the complex relationship between law and gender and the impact of race/ethnicity on the effective enjoyment of fundamental freedoms

- Assess the role played by courts, non-judicial bodies, and by civil society organizations in the promotion and protection of human rights 

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Programma

The course will begin with an introduction to the stages of Latin American constitutional history and to the main characteristics of contemporary constitutions.

The first part of the course will focus on the content of the bill of rights sections of some specific constitutions and will be dedicated to the analysis of the different mechanisms of human rights protection. In particular, it will analyse the origins and characteristics of judicial mechanisms such as the writ of amparo and other forms of direct action of unconstitutionality such as actio popularis, but will also include non-jurisdictional mechanisms of human rights protection such as the activity of ombudsman, equality bodies and other human rights institutions. 

The second part of the course will pay particular attention to the interaction between law and gender; the right to equality and non-discrimination with specific attention to indigenous people; environmental rights; welfare and cultural rights.

A module of the course will be taught by prof. Stefano Osella (Università di Milano - Bocconi) on LGBTIQ+ Rights in Latin America (28-29-30 November)

The final part of the course will touch on the peculiar role played by civil society organisations through their advocacy, lobbying and strategic litigation activities in the protection of indigenous people, ethnic minorities, women and LGBTI people.

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Modalità di insegnamento

The course will consist of both traditional frontal lectures and interactive lessons consisting of in-class debates over selected readings and oral presentations. 

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Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Grades will be expressed in /30 taking into account the accuracy of knowledge of the subject and the quality of legal reasoning.

Written online exam (via Moodle) will consist of 15 multiple-choice questions (50% of the final mark) and one open question (50% of the final mark). 

Attending students :

They may choose an alternative assessment method: in addition to the multiple-choice questions exam, 50% of the final mark might be based on a class presentation or another assignment.

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Attività di supporto

All PPTs and other teaching materials, together with a mid-course self-evaluation test will be available on the Moodle platform for students attending classes. 

 

Testi consigliati e bibliografia



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Libro
Titolo:  
Comparative Constitutional Law in Latin America
Anno pubblicazione:  
2017
Editore:  
Edward Elgar Publishing
Autore:  
Rosalind Dixon, Tom Ginsburg
ISBN  
Capitoli:  
1,6, 8, 10, 12, 14
Note testo:  
Testo per non frequentanti.
Obbligatorio:  
Si


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Articolo
Titolo:  
Indigenous Peoples' Rights and the Law in Latin America
Titolo rivista:  
Routledge Handbook of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
Anno pubblicazione:  
2016
Autore:  
Rachel Sieder
Pagina iniziale, finale:  
414-424
Obbligatorio:  
Si
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Attending students:

Essays and readings will be uploaded on the Moodle platform during the course. 



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Note

Lessons will start on November 7th

Room H4 Campus Luigi Einaudi

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 12-14 pm

 

November 25th

On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the lesson will take place in Room H5 at 2 pm . Title: Activism Against Gender-Based Violence in Latin America: From the beginnings to the rise of a global movement (Co-teaching: Mia Caielli, Federica Morelli, Sofia Venturoli)

 

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