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Legal Systems and Human Rights

Dir 105 Legal Systems and Human Rights

Class hours: 42

Credits (ECTS): 6

LM-SPSpecialization in International Politics and Law

Year: 1st

Terms: 3rd–4th

Course held in English

The course aims at providing the students with knowledge of the main legal traditions of the world. The first part of the course will be dedicated to the analysis of the purposes, functions and object of comparative law. The second part of the course will place particular focus on the main differences and convergences between civil law and common law. The third part of the course seeks to offer an in-depth overview of the non-western traditions, with particular reference to the African law, the Muslim law, the Hindu Law and the Confucian tradition.

Bibliographical references:

Reading material and case studies will be provided during the course.

Professor Sergio Barbaro

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