International Human Rights Seminar/Course

This seminar will examine the international human rights movement and the international law of human rights, including its origin and theory. UN treaties examined cover civil and political rights, economic and social rights, gender and racial discrimination, children's rights and torture. The course will consider both the substantive law and the operational strategies associated with their implementation. It will analyze the UN institutional mechanisms for promoting implementation and explore the root causes of the system's failures and successes. Papers written for this seminar may satisfy the Advanced Writing Requirement.

Key to Codes in Course Descriptions
P: Prerequisite
C: Prerequisite or Concurrent Requirement
R: Recommended Prior or Concurrent Course