Diritti umani, religioni ed Agenda Nazione Unite 20-30

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Corso di Long single cycle degree (5 years) in Law - Como
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Supplementary compulsory subjects
First Semester
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Lesson (50 hours)

Good knowledge of international law, ecclesiastical law and canonical / comparative law of religions, European Union law and public-constitutional law. Attendance of theclass of Religions and Rights in Multicultural Societies (monographic course dedicated to Islam at the DISUIT Dept.) can also provide a useful frame of reference for those interested in the fields of international law and cooperation.

Drafting of a monographic essay under the direction of the teacher (62,000 characters, spaces included, excluding bibliography and index). Bibliography of at least 10 titles in at least two different languages.

Voto Finale

The course aims to provide future legal practitioners with the basic tools necessary for carrying out tasks aimed at the protection of human rights in a national and international multicultural and multireligious context.
The first module of the course aims to provide the basis for the knowledge of the "human rights" object of international cooperation, with particular attention to the debate on their universality. This objective will be achieved both through the knowledge of the main international texts, their genesis and their contents (Knowledge and understanding) and through the study of “regional” reception models with particular attention to the so-called Islamic and Asian models of human rights both through the constant reference of the textual normative data to the cultural matrix that originated it (applying knowledge). The comparative framework will allow the acquisition of a reflective capacity aimed at understanding the social, political, cultural and religious conditioning in the application of human rights as well as an aptitude for critical analysis of the situations examined (making judgments). Finally, the student, also thanks to the final written essay will improve her/his communicative and writing skills together with the personal re-elaboration of the information received (learning skills).
The second module of the course will provide in-depth knowledge on the United Nations Agenda 20-30 with particular attention to the Euro-Mediterranean framework (knowledge and understanding) by exercising the students to transfer general knowledge (applying knowledge) to the analysis of the issues specific (ecological issue; women's rights; children's rights; right to education ...) developing adequate evaluation skills (making judgments) to be adequately discussed and re-elaborated also in view of the final interview (communication and learning skills).

The course is divided into two modules of 25 hours each.
The first module, aimed at providing the theoretical framework and basis of the course, will provide a first framework of the 2030 AGENDA and then illustrate: the genesis of human rights, their historical development, their "positivization" within constitutionalism following the Second World War (with particular attention to their binding force and the instruments of application) and the debate regarding their regionalization and "universality", with special regard to the comparison with the Asian and Muslim tradition of "human rights" . Some specific texts will be the subject of specific attention, as part of the achievement of the objectives of the 2030 AGENDA: Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948; European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of 1950; Geneva Convention of 1951; International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination of 1965; International Convention on Civil and Political Rights of 1966 and United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women of 1979 and International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families of 1990.
The second module, focusing on the 2030 Agenda as a global and transversal tool for building peaceful, sustainable, inclusive and just societies, will focus on the factors that favor or limit its application in the Mediterranean area. In particular, the different approaches to inclusion will be discussed; development actors (religious leadership, civil society, NgO); the role of local governance; models of sustainable cities and societies and sustainability of services (accessibility, capacity and quality); lifestyles and religious differences; the challenge of vulnerability.

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In the. to. 21-22 the course will take place "in person". Monographic webinars in English will be organized with the participation of Italian and foreign speakers.
The course aims to encourage the active participation of students through an inductive method which, starting from concrete examples, allows the student to read current events through the filter of an adequate and reflective scientific knowledge of social problems.

The teacher receives by appointment (to be requested by e-mail: alessandro.ferrari@uninsubria.it) on the Teams platform