Social Justice and Human Rights in Social Work

Course titleSocial Justice and Human Rights in Social Work
Number of ECTS credits6 Branka Rešetar
Office AddressRadićeva 13 58/13
Telephone+385 31 224 558 Josip Berdica
Office AddressRadićeva 13 154
Telephone+385 31 224 500 Anita Blagojević
Office AddressRadićeva 13 10/17
Telephone+385 31 224 500
Associate Ivica Pavić
Office AddressRadićeva 13 4
Telephone+385 31 224 591
Associate Matko Guštin
Office AddressRadićeva 13 50/13
Telephone+385 31 224 550
Course content

Social and economic justice in social work; The relationship between social/economic justice and human rights; History of human rights; Generations of human rights; Human rights - legal framework: international regional and national regulations and documents; Human rights - institutional framework: international, regional and national organizations (institutions) for the protection of human rights; Especially vulnerable groups of people (women, children, people with disabilities, homosexuals, elderly people); Cultural context and human rights; Human rights and human needs; Practical application of human rights in social work.

Course learning outcomes

Explain the role of the idea of social and economic justice in social work, Analyze people's problems from the perspective of human rights in everyday practice, Define groups of people whose human rights are most often threatened, Connect global with local problems, and private problems with public factors, Recognize the connection between human needs and human rights in everyday work, Interpret the protection and realization of human rights in the context of a specific culture and environment, Protect, realize and represent human rights by referring to the legal sources of human rights,

☑ Lectures
☑ Seminars and workshops
☑ Exercises
☐ Independent tasks
☐ Multimedia and internet
☐ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☐ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☑ Written exam
☑ Colloquium
Students are required to attend at least 70% of classes, actively participate in discussions and write and present a seminar paper.
Required reading
. Bilješke s predavanja. 2023.
Ife, J. Human Rights and Social Work. 2017. Cambridge, University Press
Sandel, M. Pravednost - kako ispravno postupiti? (odabrana poglavlja). 2013. Algoritam
Sokol, S.; Smerdel, B. Ustavno pravo (odabrana poglavlja o ljudskim pravima i njihovoj zaštiti). 2009. Narodne novine
Sowers, K. M.; Rowe, W. S. Social Work Practice & Social Justice (odabrani dijelovi). 2007. Belmont
Watts, L.; Hodgson, D. Social Justice Theory and Practice for Social Work (odabrana poglavlja). 2019. Springer
Optional reading
Reichert, E. Social Work and Human Rights. 2011. Columbia University Press
Reisch, M.; Garvin, C. D. Social Work and Social Justice: Concepts, Challenges, and Strategies (odabrana poglavlja). 2016. Oxford University Press
Sen, A. Ideja pravednosti (odabrana poglavlja). 2017. Naknada Jesenski i Turk
Reisch, M. (ur.). The Routledge International Handbook of Social Justice. 2014. Routledge