International Human Rights Law
The central theme of the International Human Rights Law course is a focus on the foundations of human rights, from both a historical and theoretical perspective, and how these foundations support, interact with, and have morphed into six major human rights treaties: The Genocide Convention, The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, The International Covenant on Social and Economic Rights, The Elimination of Discrimination Based on Race Convention, The Women’s Convention and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The course will not exhaustively cover every aspect of human rights law, but will rather focus on the central ideas and principles as well as the institutions and mechanisms for international human rights law and legal practice. The goal of this course is to introduce students to international human rights law in both theoretical and practical aspects, and to give a good overview of the treaties, customary principles, and institutional structures through which human rights law is applied/enforced.
Course Sections for Summer 2013
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled for this semester.