3 Bolshoy Trekhsvyatitelskiy pereulok
Phone/Fax: (495) 916-88-49
Dean's office: (495) 772-95-90
(add. 22299 or 22298)
Academic office (bachelor):
(495) 772-95-90 (add. 22852; 23008; 22899; 23009)
Academic office (master):
Manager Anna Gorbunova
(495) 772-95-90 (add. 22275)
Manager Inna Fedchenko
(495) 772-95-90 (add. 22738)
fax: (495) 772-95-90 (add. 23005
The Faculty of Law was one of the first faculties created in the Higher School of Economics. Economic and legal disciplines, new innovative courses, fundamental law disciplines and narrowly specialized courses are all equally important for the Faculty of Law. The Faculty's strength is the curriculum's focus on the practical, which perpares its graduates to successfully meet the demands of the labour market.
Level of study: Master
The course “Political Rights in Comparative Perspective” provides a deep understanding of the nature and extent of political rights in different constitutional systems. It uncovers approaches adopted by constitutional courts in democratic countries towards establishing appropriate balance between political rights and other legitimate interests. Specifically, the course deals with such rights as freedom of political association, freedom of speech and assembly, voting rights, and a right to equal participation.
The course actively employs case method, i.e. students are encouraged to approach complex theoretical questions by studying and comparing judicial decisions from various jurisdictions. Attention to court reasoning in cases of high controversy contributes to creating a general perception of the role of political rights in a modern democratic society and risks associated with their unrestricted exercise.
The course is designed for postgraduate students with solid knowledge of constitutional law and good command in English. It is particularly beneficial for those interested in performing comparative research and fancying a career in constitutional and human rights litigation.
Political Rights in Comparative Perspective (PDF, 778 Кб)
Module 3, 4
In-class hours 48
Total hours 114