COURSE UNIT TITLE

: HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY

Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type Of Course D U L ECTS
KMY 6048 HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN AND GENDER EQUALITY ELECTIVE 3 0 0 6

Offered By

Public Administration

Level of Course Unit

Third Cycle Programmes (Doctorate Degree)

Course Coordinator

ASISTANT PROFESSOR YAŞAR METIN ÖZDEMIR

Offered to

Public Administration

Course Objective

To examine relevant Turkish legislation, comparative law datas, international covenant provisions (especially European Convention on Human Rights and UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women), Constitutional Court decisions and other important judicial decisions and international supervisory mechanisms decisions by explaining subjects regarding human rights of women, equality between women and men and discrimination against women; in this context to emphasize necessity of equality of women and men in order to existing of real equality, human rights and democracy in a society.

Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit

1   To be able to determine problems at issues of human rights of women, gender equality, and discrimination against women.
2   To be able to generally have full knowledge of legislation, practice and judicial decisions at issues of human rights of women, equality of women and men and discrimination against women
3   To be able to analyse practice and legislation regarding human rights of women and gender equality.
4   To be able to probe developments in the field of human rights of women.
5   To be able to question the relationship between human rights of women and generally human rights law while having this course

Mode of Delivery

Face -to- Face

Prerequisites and Co-requisites

None

Recomended Optional Programme Components

None

Course Contents

Week Subject Description
1 General Information regarding human rights of women
2 Examining concepts of equality of women and men and discrimination againist women
3 Historical development of human rights of women
4 Equality of women and men and affirmative action in Constitution of 1982
5 Human rights of women in legislation and practice in Turkey
6 Gender equality in legislation and practice in Turkey
7 MIDTERM
8 General Rating
9 Recommendations of CEDAW Committee and individual application to CEDAW Committee
10 Decisions and comments of CEDAW Committee at the end of individual applications
11 Provisions within Europen Convention on Human Rights regarding equality of women and men and elemination of discrimination againist women
12 Decisions of Europen Court of Human Rights regarding equality of women and men and elemination of discrimination againist women
13 Human rights of women and equality of women and men in other international covenants and decisions of other supervisory mechanisms
14 General review

Recomended or Required Reading

Main Source: Dündar Sezer, Tijen, Kadın Erkek Eşitliğine Ilişkin Yaklaşımlar ve Türk Anayasa Mahkemesi , Izmir Barosu Dergisi, Y.74, No.3, July-2009, p.120-192
Supplementary Sources: Dündar Sezer, Tijen, Kadınlara Karşı Ayrımcılığın Önlenmesinde ve Eşit Hakların Sağlanmasında Devletlerin Olumlu Yükümlülükleri , Uluslararası Multidisipliner Kadın Kongresi, Bildiri Özeti Kitabı, 13-16 October 2009, Notice Book, Vol.2, Izmir-2010, p.765-778.
Berktay F., Kadınların Insan Hakları:Insan Hakları Hukukunda Yeni Bir Açılım , inside: Insan Hakları, YKY, Istanbul-2000 p. 349-372.
Gören Z., Farklı Cinslerin Eşit Haklara Sahip Olması, DEU, Faculty of Law, Döner Sermaye Işletmesi Pub., No:83, 2th Ed., Izmir 1998, (Eşit Haklar).
Iba Ş., Eşitlik ve Pozitif Ayrımcılık Kavramları Yönünden Dokuzuncu Anayasa Değişikliği , Amme Idaresi Dergisi, Vol.39, No.1, March 2006, s.1-15.
Inceoğlu S.,"Türk Anayasa Mahkemesi ve Insan Hakları Avrupa Mahkemesi Kararlarında Ayrımcılık Yasağı", Çalışma Ve Toplum, V

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Lecture, examining case studies, examining several judical decisions, preparing homework, atelier works.

Assessment Methods

SORTING NUMBER SHORT CODE LONG CODE FORMULA
1 MTE MIDTERM EXAM
2 STT TERM WORK (SEMESTER)
3 FIN FINAL EXAM
4 FCG FINAL COURSE GRADE MTE * 0.30 + STT * 0.30 + FIN* 0.40
5 RST RESIT
6 FCGR FINAL COURSE GRADE (RESIT) MTE * 0.30 + STT * 0.30 + RST* 0.40


*** Resit Exam is Not Administered in Institutions Where Resit is not Applicable.

Further Notes About Assessment Methods

None

Assessment Criteria

To be announced.

Language of Instruction

Turkish

Course Policies and Rules

To be announced.

Contact Details for the Lecturer(s)

Law School Room No. 209/4

Office Hours

To be announced.

Work Placement(s)

None

Workload Calculation

Activities Number Time (hours) Total Work Load (hours)
Lectures 14 2 28
Preparations before/after weekly lectures 14 2 28
Preparation for midterm exam 1 17 17
Preparation for final exam 1 27 27
Preparing assignments 1 30 30
Preparing presentations 1 17 17
Final 1 2 2
Midterm 1 1 1
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours) 150

Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes

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