William F. Felice - Professor | Speaker | Author
William F. Felice - Professor | Speaker | Author

The Hague, Strasbourg, and International Law

Including sessions in The Netherlands and France

This “spring-into-summer” course explores the European approach to human rights, first in the classroom at Eckerd, and then for two weeks at The Hague (The Netherlands) and in Strasbourg (France). At these centers of international law, you will be briefed by experts from the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the International Court on the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). In addition, you will be able to attend court sessions of both the ICC and the ICTY. The objective of the course is to deepen your knowledge of international law and human rights and to help you to gain a new understanding of the multilateralist human rights approach to foreign policy pursued in Europe. We will explore the degree to which this European human rights framework has impacted domestic law and policy. While at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, we will also meet with members of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the Gender and Anti-Trafficking Division. Eckerd College Trustee Gabriel Mazza, who works for the Council of Europe, is helping to set up our meetings in Strasbourg.

Hague & Strasbourg Syllabus (2015)

Hague & Strasbourg Schedule of Briefing (2012)