DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000057

International Human Rights Standards in Criminal Justice

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Dr. Dmitrij Usik (dmitrijus@mruni.eu)

a. o: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aleksandras Gončarko

Institute of Communication and Mediation


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not Applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face to face

2 semester

English


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Detaliai susipažinti su tarptautiniais žmogaus teisių standartais penitencinėje (bausmių vykdymo) sistemoje. Yra siekiama suteikti studentams žinių apie šių standartų poreikį, jų esmę ir turinį, jų veikimo nacionalinėje teisėje sudėtingumą ir daugialypiškumą. Yra siekiama formuoti studento savarankiško teisinio mąstymo įgūdžius, jų gebėjimus suprasti tarptautinių žmogaus teisių standartų penitencinėje sistemoje ypatumus, lavinti studentų gebėjimus savarankiškai identifikuoti praktines jų taikymo problemas bei siūlyti galimas formas ir metodus šioms problemoms spręsti.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Students are able to understand the content of international standarts in Penitentiary system (ISPS) related to protection of human rights: explain the history of ISPS, identify the instruments of ISPS, embracing rules of ISPS understand basic principles of ISPS and level implementation mechanism of them.

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9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Norms and standarts of convicts treatment in international documents on human rights.

1

2

3

10,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

2.International documents on the
treatment of offenders within the
alternative sanctions.

1

2

3

10,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

3. UN rules of basic treatment of
prisoners.

1

2

3

8,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

4.International documents on the
treatment of juvenile offenders and
convicts.

1

2

3

10,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

5.European prison rules.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

6. Council of Europe standards on the
treatment of offenders.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

7. International documents on the
restorative justice and mediation.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

8. General principles and trends of
European policy on penalties
execution.

1

2

3

10,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

9. Swedish penitentiary system.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

10. Finnish penitentiary system.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

11. Danish penitentiary system.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

12. Norwegian penitentiary system.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

13. German penitentiary system.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

14. Penitentiary system in the UK.

1

2

3

10,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

15. French penitentiary system.

1

2

3

10,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

16.Penitentiary system in the
Netherlands.

1

2

3

4,5

Introduction with the literature. Preparing for the workshop issues.

Evaluation

2

2

Exam

Overall

16

32

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria

Tasks performance in seminars

20

During semester

For activity during the seminars, students may receive up to two points.

Written paper (Abstract)

30

During seminars, in according with topics of course, if provided

The next aspects will be assessed. A report aims to inform, as clearly and succinctly as possible. A report is similar to an essay in that both need: formal style, introduction, body and conclusion, analytical thinking, careful proof-reading and neat presentation. A report should generally include the following sections: ? Title page ? Table of contents ? List of abbreviations and/or glossary ? Executive summary/abstract ? Introduction ? Conclusion ? Bibliography ? Appendices. In essay should be also presents an argument. Is meant to be read carefully. Uses minimal sub-headings, if any. Always needs references and bibliography/reference list. Links ideas into cohesive paragraphs, rather than breaking them down into a list of dot-points. Schemes and graphics, if need. If report or essay assessed positive student get 1 point.

Examination

50

in the end of semester

Knowledge and abilities of the students are assessed using a 10-point grading system. Considering the requirements (Order No ISAK-2194 „On the approval of the system for the assessment of learning outcomes“ adopted by the Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania on 24 July 2008 (Official Gazette, 2008, No 86-3437)), the examination or credit are deemed to be passed if the score is positive, i.e. 5 or above. This result can be increased by getting extra points from activity during seminars and by doing reports or essay.