Moscow, Russia

Conflicts of Fundamental Rights Before Constitutional Courts: A Comparative Perspective

online course
when 28 June 2021 - 9 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee USD 400

Constitutional courts in democratic countries are often confronted with the need to strike a fair balance between fundamental rights and interests of the general public. Which doctrines and theories may assist the courts in reconciling conflicting rights and interests? This comparative course is devoted to exploring the jurisprudence on the restrictions of fundamental rights that aim at countering such paramount contemporary threats, as terrorism, the COVID-19 pandemic, the rise of populism, economic crisis, etc. It develops the students’ critical thinking by engaging them in a thorough comparison of possible solutions to highly controversial constitutional dilemmas. The course advances the students’ abilities to generate compelling legal arguments, mitigate conflicts, draw on the doctrines and principles of constitutional law for a comparative analysis of related problems.

The course is designed particularly for students interested in performing comparative research and/or fancying a career in constitutional and human rights litigation, as well as in legislative or judicial bodies. Course prerequisites: Constitutional Law, Introduction to Human Rights.

Course leader

Tatiana M. Khramova
Associate Professor: Faculty of Law / School of Public Law

Fee info

USD 400: Tuition fee


If you are a student of our Partner University we can offer you a 20% discount.