Teaching and Learning Aids

Within the framework of the Consortium, the following textbooks and teaching aids have been developed:

International Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2020)

Abashidze A.Kh., Alisiyevich Ye.S., Amirova A.A., Ananidze F.R.

A textbook

International Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights The textbook sets out in a balanced way the key conceptual aspects and normative and institutional foundations of the universal and regional levels for the provision and protection of economic, social and cultural human rights, without which all projects on the welfare state declared in the constitutions of many countries are doomed to failure. Special attention is paid to the study of the main international treaty – the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the significance and potential of which still remains unrealized and controversial in the human rights sphere, despite its ratification by more than 170 UN member states. It is intended for bachelor students, master students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, educators, practitioners and anyone interested in international law and international protection of human rights. It can also be of interest to the general public, since its content directly concerns each person.

Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights (2020)

Abashidze A.Kh, Bisultanov A.K.

A practicum

Decisions of the European Court of Human Rights The practicum contains cases considered by the European Court of Human Rights, which, in the experts’ opinion, are significant, since they influenced the legal system of the Russian Federation. The practicum is designed for bachelor students, master students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, educators, practitioners and anyone interested in international law and international protection of human rights.

Human Rights and Challenges of the XXI Century (2020)

Abashidze A.Kh., Alisiyevich E.S, Belousova A.A., Dementyev A.A., Ilyashevich M.V., Kiseleva E.V., Koneva A.Ye., Kopylov M.N., Kopylov S.M., Malichenko V.S., Ruchka O.A., Solntsev A.M.

A textbook / 2nd edition, updated and revised

Human Rights and Challenges of the XXI Century The purpose of this textbook is to familiarize students with various contemporary problems of human rights protection on a conceptual international legal basis. The textbook examines in detail the challenges to effective protection of human rights associated with social protection, scientific and technological progress, population migration, slavery and poverty, health protection, the environment and sustainable development. Attention is also paid to the challenges of the universal human rights institutional system. The textbook, revised and updated, has been prepared to facilitate the comprehensive study of disciplines within the framework of the Master's Program “International Protection of Human Rights”. Designed for bachelor students, master students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, educators, practitioners and anyone interested in international law and international protection of human rights.

Business and Human Rights (2020)

Abashidze A.Kh., Amirova A., Belousova A.A., Glukhenkiy S.Kh., Dementyev A.A., Ilyashevich M.V., Keshner M.V., Kiseleva E.V., Koneva A.Ye., Mikheyeva V.I., Nikolayev A.M., Solntsev A.M., Tyurina N.Ye., Shuraleva S.V.

A textbook / 2nd edition, updated and revised

Business and Human Rights The textbook is devoted to the international legal analysis of various efforts undertaken within the UN and other international organizations to resolve the problems arising in the activities of business structures in the field of their observance of human rights and freedoms. The publication was prepared with the view of facilitating the comprehensive study of the discipline “Business and Human Rights” within the framework of the joint master's program “International Protection of Human Rights”, implemented by the Consortium of Russian Universities. Designed for bachelor students, master students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, educators, practitioners and anyone interested in international law and international protection of human rights.

Realization of International Human Rights Standards by the Courts of the Russian Federation (2017)

Likhachyov M.A.

A textbook

Realization of International Human Rights Standards by the Courts of the Russian Federation “Implementation of international human rights standards in the practice of Russian courts” is a special course designed within the master study program “International protection of human rights”. This discipline is devoted to the complex study of legal basis and practice problems related to the domestic implementation of international human rights law provisions including human rights standards. The domestic practice of human rights law implementation by the Russian judicial system is of prime interest hereof. This textbook may be utilized by the students, educators of legal sciences and others engaged in the practical implementation of aforementioned principles and standards.

The Procedure of Lodging a Complaint with the European Court of Human Rights (2017)

Burkov A.L., Churkina L.M.

A course program

The Procedure of Lodging a Complaint with the European Court of Human Rights This program is an educational and reference manual for application to the European Court of Human Rights. The program includes a lecture course and practical exercises. The course has been developed by practicing educators specializing in the protection of human rights in the European Court of Human Rights. The course program covers in detail not only the issues of application to the European Court of Human Rights, but also the procedure of complaints’ consideration, issue of judgments by the European Court, their implementation by the member states of the Council of Europe and monitoring the implementation on the international and national levels. Intended for educators, postgraduates, students of law faculties and universities, lawyers practicing in the field of international protection of human rights.

Monitoring and Investigation of Human Rights Violations (2017)

Fyodorov I.V.

A course program

Monitoring and Investigation of Human Rights Violations The course program of “Monitoring and Investigation of Human Rights Violations” is focused on a comprehensive study of the problems of the implementation of international human rights law in the context of violations or restrictions on the part of the States. The discipline covers organizational, methodological, procedural, documentary aspects of the activities of international organizations in terms of organizing and conducting monitoring and observation missions. The discipline is included in the variable part of the professional cycle in the direction of training 030900 Jurisprudence (qualification (degree) “Master”).

Opinions on applications (complaints) of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies (2017)

Abashidze A.Kh. (Ed.)

A practicum

Opinions on applications (complaints) of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies The practicum provides an analysis of the activities of the UN human rights treaty bodies on consideration of individual / collective applications (complaints). Each opinion of a human rights treaty body is accompanied by questions for knowledge test. It is intended for use in the educational process by university teachers and students in order to acquire practical knowledge in the field of human rights protection on the international and national levels.

Business and Human Rights (2017)

Abashidze A.Kh., Kislitsyna N.F., Solntsev A.M. (Eds.)

A textbook

Business and Human Rights The textbook is devoted to the international legal analysis of various efforts undertaken within the UN and other international organizations to resolve the problems arising in the activities of business structures in the field of their observance of human rights and freedoms. The publication was prepared with the view of facilitating the comprehensive study of the discipline “Business and Human Rights” within the framework of the joint master's program “International Protection of Human Rights”, implemented by the Consortium of Russian Universities. Designed for bachelor students, master students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, educators, practitioners and anyone interested in international law and international protection of human rights.

International Protection of Human Rights (2017)

Abashidze A.Kh. (Ed.)

A textbook

International Protection of Human Rights The textbook is devoted to the consideration of the general aspects of international cooperation between states in the field of promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and reflects the latest achievements in this area, both of a regulatory and institutional nature. The publication is a product of the activities of a team of authors who are leading specialists of universities - partners of the Consortium of Russia, implementing a joint master's program "International Protection of Human Rights". It is intended for students studying in the direction of "Jurisprudence", graduate students, teachers, as well as all those interested in contemporary problems of international law.

International Protection of Children (2017)

Abashidze A.Kh., Gugunskiy D.A., Kabanov V.L., Koneva A.Ye., Keburiya K.O., Simonova M.A., Solntsev A.M.

A course program

International Protection of Children The course program aims to raise awareness among students of the importance of ensuring the rights of children by analyzing the efforts made by states, UN human rights mechanisms and mechanisms operating within regional human rights protection systems, non-governmental organizations and other human rights actors to promote and protect children's rights. The program pays special attention to those conceptual and practical aspects that are not studied within the framework of special courses of related nature. The program of the course is designed for master’s student and postgraduates studying international human rights law, university professors, practitioners of the international and national levels, whose activities are related to ensuring the rights of children, as well as anyone interested in topical issues of international law, international relations and human rights.

Discrimination and Gender Issues in Contemporary International Law (2017)

Kiseleva E.V.

A textbook

Discrimination and Gender Issues in Contemporary International Law The textbook is devoted to one of the most important aspects of human rights protection – protection from discrimination and the promotion of gender equality. The textbook reveals meanings of the concepts of “discrimination” and “gender”, familiarizes the listeners with various sources of a normative and doctrinal nature, legal regulation and the main mechanisms of countering discrimination and achieving gender equality in various spheres of public life. The publication designed for students and teachers of legal specialties, practitioners in the field of human rights protection and everyone interested in acute problems of our time in the legal and international legal context.

50 Years of International Covenants on Human Rights: Materials of a scientific legal conference (2017)

Conference materials

50 Years of International Covenants on Human Rights The Conference materials were prepared and published with the support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) within the framework of the project for the implementation of the joint Master’s program of the Consortium of Russian Universities, while the opinion of the authors may not coincide and should not be identical with the position of the UNOHCHR. This collection presents the reports of scientists and practitioners in the field of protection and promotion of human rights, which were presented at this conference and were devoted to the history of the development and adoption of the International Covenants on Human Rights and their implementation at the present stage of development of the universal human rights system. A scientific and practical conference was held at RUDN University on 17 December 2016, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the International Covenants on Human Rights. The event took place on the basis of the decision of the representatives of the universities-members of the Consortium of Universities of Russia, jointly implementing the master's program “International Protection of Human Rights” with the support of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The conference was attended by over 150 people, including 25 foreigners from 19 countries of the world. This collection presents the reports of scholars and practitioners in the field of protection and promotion of human rights, which were presented at this conference and were devoted to the history of the development and adoption of the International Covenants on Human Rights and their implementation at the present stage of development of the universal human rights system.

Human Rights and Challenges of the XXI Century (2016)

Abashidze A.Kh. (Ed.)

A textbook

Human Rights and Challenges of the XXI Century The purpose of this textbook is to familiarize students with various contemporary problems of human rights protection on a conceptual international legal basis. The textbook examines in detail the challenges to effective protection of human rights associated with social protection, scientific and technological progress, population migration, slavery and poverty, health protection, the environment and sustainable development. Attention is also paid to the challenges of the universal human rights institutional system. The textbook, revised and updated, has been prepared to facilitate the comprehensive study of disciplines within the framework of the Master's program “International Protection of Human Rights”. Designed for bachelor students, master students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, educators, practitioners and anyone interested in international law and international protection of human rights.

Business and Human Rights (2016)

Kislitsyna N.F.

A course program

Business and Human Rights The program of the course “International Business and Human Rights” is devoted to the protection of human rights in conduct of international business. The following issues are considered in detail: the peculiarities of the participation of states, as primary subjects of public international law, in the protection of human rights in the area of international business; the specificity of the legal personality of transnational corporations; specifics of bringing transnational corporations to liability for human rights violations; the role of the United Nations and regional international organizations, in legal and regulatory framework of human rights protection in international business activities; the effectiveness existing norms both at the universal, regional and national levels.

International Legal Foundations of the Right to Health (2016)

Abashidze A.Kh., Malichenko V.S., Belousova A.A., Semyonova N.S.

A textbook

International Legal Foundations of the Right to Health The textbook examines the history of formation of the conceptual and normative foundations of the right to health, international legal foundations and the content of the right to health, the obligations of states to ensure it; identifies and analyzes main doctrinal approaches that confirm or deny the validity of identifying the right to health as an independent category of human rights; examines the role of international organizations and health systems in realizing the right to health, the practice of regional judicial and universal quasi-judicial institutions for realization of the right to health, practice of states in applying international standards to ensure the right of everyone to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health at the national level, and also modern threats and challenges in the field of health protection.

The textbook has been prepared to facilitate the comprehensive study of the discipline of the same name within the framework of the master's program “International Protection of Human Rights”. It is designed for bachelor, master’s students and postgraduates, specializing in international law, international human rights law, educators, healthcare professionals and everyone interested in international law, protection of human rights, international relations in the field of health.

International Protection of Labour Rights (2016)

Davletgildeyev R.Sh.

A course program

International Protection of Labour Rights The course “International Protection of Labour Rights” is an introduction to the theoretical and practical problems of international human rights law and international labour law in their interaction. International legal protection of labour human rights is an academic discipline of international legal specialization, which acquaints students with the history and specifics of labour regulation in public and private international law, with the basic principles of international labour law and international labour standards, gives an idea of the activities of universal (UN, ILO, WTO, etc.) and regional (Council of Europe, EU, CIS, EurAsEC, etc.) international intergovernmental organizations, within which international legal regulation of labour is carried out, as well as on the activities of international non-governmental organizations, international associations of trade unions and employers , on the responsibilities of multinational enterprises in the area of labour; draws the attention of students to mechanisms for monitoring compliance with international labour standards and international legal means of labour rights protection, to models of legal regulation of labour within the framework of integration associations of states, to the analysis of the legal regulation of international labour relations, the peculiarities of the legal regulation of labour migration in international and domestic law. The course program was prepared at the Department of International and European Law of the Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University.

International Protection of Human Rights at times of Armed Conflicts and Post-conflict situations (2015)

Mammadov U.Yu.

Course program

International Protection of Human Rights at times of Armed Conflicts and Post-conflict situations The course program of the “International Protection of Human Rights at Times of Armed Conflicts and Post-conflict Situations” discipline is an introduction to the theoretical and practical problems of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in their interaction. The course consists of one part, which examines the concept, sources, principles of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, the interaction of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, typology of modern armed conflicts, issues of determining the status of certain categories of persons during armed conflicts, protection individual human rights during armed conflicts, mechanisms for monitoring the implementation of human rights protection in situations of armed conflict, bringing to responsibility for violations of human rights during armed conflicts and the rights of victims, the role of the UN in protection of human rights during armed conflicts, as well as in the post-conflict period. The course program was prepared at the Department of International and European Law of the Law Faculty of Kazan Federal University in early 2014.

International Responsibility of States for violation of obligations in the area of Human Rights (2015)

Keshner M.V.

Course program

International Responsibility of States for violation of obligations in the area of Human Rights The issues of international responsibility of states for violations of human rights obligations are among the most complex in the doctrine of international law and affect all branches of international law. The special role of international responsibility is determined by the urgent need to achieve the most important task of establishing the rule of law in international affairs; it testifies the level of development and effectiveness of international law in general. A comprehensive study of the issues of international responsibility of states for violations of human rights obligations is a necessary component for the implementation of human rights practice. This publication is intended for students studying in the specialty "Jurisprudence" (030900) and master's student of specialization of “International Protection of human rights”, “International law and EU law”.

International Regulation of Migration (2015)

Kiseleva E.V.

A textbook / 2nd edition, revised and updated

International Regulation of Migration The textbook contains educational and methodological material aimed at developing the general theoretical and practical competencies of students in the area of legal regulation of migration, particularly regarding the relationship between international and domestic legal regulation, sources and institutional framework, regulation of specific types of migration, tools and mechanisms of international legal protecting the rights of migrants, countering illegal migration. The textbook reflects the author’s view of the international legal regulation of migration and was compiled for the purpose of teaching the module on migration, which is part of the structure of the Master’s course of the International Law Department of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.

It can be useful for bachelor and master’s students, educators and practitioners of legal specialties, as well as anyone interested in migration and international law.

International Legal Foundations of Protection of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples (2015)

Abashidze A.Kh., Ananidze F.R., Solntsev A.M.

A textbook

International Legal Foundations of Protection of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples The textbook sets out the international normative framework for the promotion and protection of the rights of indigenous peoples and persons belonging to national, ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities.

It is intended for students and teachers of law universities and faculties, as well as all those interested in current problems of international relations and international law.

International Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2015)

Abashidze A.Kh., Koneva A.Ye., Solntsev A.M.

A course program

International Protection of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights This course program is aimed at raising students’ awareness of the importance of ensuring the economic, social and cultural rights of all inhabitants of the planet in the face of global challenges, namely, in a situation when the number of people living below the poverty line in the world does not decrease; states are increasingly turning to emergency measures in the economic sphere, which directly affects vulnerable groups of the population; inflation is growing; ensuring a living wage is beyond the power of all governments. The program pays special attention to those conceptual and practical aspects that cannot be studied in the framework of special courses of a related nature.

The course program is intended for master’s students and postgraduates, studying international human rights law, university professors, practitioners of the international and national level, whose activities are related to ensuring economic, social and cultural human rights, as well as anyone interested in current issues of international law, international relations and rights person.

Protection of Environmental Human Rights (2015)

Solntsev A.M.

A textbook / 2nd edition, revised and undated

Protection of Environmental Human Rights Current textbook examines the process of formation and development of protection of the environmental human rights system on national and international levels, as well as legal framework for the promotion and protection of environmental human rights within the UN system and regional international organizations (Council of Europe, African Union, Organization of American States). Due attention is also paid to the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the practical protection of environmental human rights. The content and structure of the textbook contributes to the formation of students’ environmental-friendly mindset.

The materials of the textbook are intended for university students studying in the specialties (021100 (030501) “Jurisprudence”, (030500 (521400) “Jurisprudence (Master)”, as well as educators and postgraduates of law universities. The textbook will be of interest to officials, working in the field of environmental protection, ecologists and human rights activists.

Human Rights Treaty Bodies (2015)

Abashidze A.Kh., Koneva A,Ye.

A textbook / 2nd edition, revised and updated

Human Rights Treaty Bodies The current textbook has been prepared on the basis of the discipline program, carried out in the framework of the master’s program “International Protection of Human Rights”. The textbook focuses on the activities of the ten human rights treaty bodies, which reflect the latest innovations in the universal human rights system.

The textbook will help students acquire an up-to-date knowledge of the functions and powers of the human rights treaty bodies; the ability to analyze existing problems, reflecting the gap between the normative and conceptual principles of the main international human rights treaties and the inadequate degree of their compliance by the states parties; possess a system of knowledge on their role and significance in the universal system of human rights protection, a methodology that allows one to study these mechanisms in the general context of international relations using a specialized terminological apparatus of international human rights law. Designed for masters and postgraduates, studying international human rights law, university professors, as well as those interested in international relations and human rights.

Human Rights Treaty Bodies (2012)

Abashidze A.Kh.

A textbook

Human Rights Treaty Bodies The current textbook has been prepared on the basis of the discipline program, carried out in the framework of the master’s program “International Protection of Human Rights”. The textbook focuses on the activities of the ten human rights treaty bodies, which reflect the latest innovations in the universal human rights system.

The textbook will help students acquire an up-to-date knowledge of the functions and powers of the human rights treaty bodies; the ability to analyze existing problems, reflecting the gap between the normative and conceptual principles of the main international human rights treaties and the inadequate degree of their compliance by the states parties.

For masters and postgraduates, studying international human rights law, university professors, as well as those interested in international relations and human rights.

Theories of Human Rights (2012)

Barysheva Ye.V., Gordeyeva M.A., Shatina N.V.

A textbook

Theories of Human Rights The textbook for the course “Theories of Human Rights” examines the basic concepts and approaches to the problem of human rights. Particular attention is paid to characterization of the structure and content of the main theories of human rights, modern theories and concepts that form the social, legal and general cultural foundations for the realization of human rights. The textbook is based on the understanding of the problem of human rights as a general humanitarian, complex, multidimensional and multi-vector one.

Institutions for Human Rights Realization in Russia (2012)

Shatina N.V.

A textbook

Institutions for Human Rights Realization in Russia “Institutions for Human Rights Realization in Russia” is a specialized course aimed at teaching first-year master’s students the history and contemporary institutional human rights practices in Russia. The historical foundations of Russian institutional human rights practices during the Middle Ages, the New Age, the Soviet era, including the last years of the existence of the USSR, are considered as prerequisites for modernity. The main attention is paid to the state and non-state human rights institutions in modern Russia, as well as non-institutional forms of human rights protection. The textbook is aimed at an in-depth study of the legal foundations and mechanism of functioning of human rights institutions. The objective of the proposed course is to show the audience the role, place and significance of the activities of human rights institutions in the political process of modern Russia at the university level.

Protection of Environmental Human Rights (2012)

Solntsev A.M.

A textbook

Protection of Environmental Human Rights The textbook examines the international legal and organizational framework for the promotion and protection of environmental human rights within the UN system and regional international organizations (Council of Europe, African Union, Organization of American States), as well as the process of formation and development of a system for the protection of environmental human rights at the national level.

Due attention is also paid to the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the practical protection of environmental human rights. The materials of the textbook are can be used by university students studying in the specialties (021100 (030501) “Jurisprudence”, (030500 (521400) “Jurisprudence (Master)”, as well as educators and postgraduates of law universities. The textbook will be of interest to officials, working in the field of environmental protection, ecologists and human rights activists.

Theory and Practice of Negotiations (2012)

Gordeyeva A.M.

A textbook

Theory and Practice of Negotiations “Human Rights Institutions in Russia” is a specialized course aimed at teaching first-year master’s students the history and contemporary institutional human rights practices in Russia. The historical foundations of Russian institutional human rights practices during the Middle Ages, the New Age, the Soviet era, including the last years of the existence of the USSR, are considered as prerequisites for modernity. The main attention is paid to the state and non-state human rights institutions in modern Russia, as well as non-institutional forms of human rights protection. The course is aimed at an in-depth study of the legal foundations and mechanism of functioning of human rights institutions. The objective of the proposed course is to show the audience the role, place and significance of the activities of human rights institutions in the political process of modern Russia at the university level.

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups in International Law (2012)

Alisiyevitch Ye.S.

A textbook

Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Vulnerable Groups in International Law Current textbook provides an assessment of the degree of influence on the vulnerability of a person by his physical and mental characteristics, as well as external factors. This textbook is the first study guide aimed at forming comprehensive perception of the category of vulnerability in contemporary international law. The textbook provides a full and comprehensive study of international mechanisms for the promotion and protection of the rights of vulnerable groups, it analyzes the concepts of “vulnerability” and “vulnerable groups”, covers the study of the experience, accumulated by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN human rights treaty bodies, special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council, as well as other bodies of the UN system in the field of protection of the rights of vulnerable groups. The contribution of regional intergovernmental organizations to ensuring and protecting the rights of vulnerable groups of the population is too considered.

The textbook is intended for bachelor and master’s students, educators, as well as anyone interested in international guarantees for the protection of the rights of vulnerable groups.