Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

This course will introduce students to the law, theory, and practice of international human rights. Students will think critically about the effectiveness of the international human rights system by examining its successes, failures, and dilemmas in preventing and responding to human rights abuse. Topics covered will include the origins and foundations of international human rights; the role of international, regional, and domestic institutions and actors in enforcing human rights; critiques of the human rights movement; and the relationship of the United States to the international system for the protection of human rights. The course will also explore issues such as the death penalty, women’s human rights, migration, climate change, global poverty, racism and xenophobia, and responses to mass atrocities. During in-class activities, students will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of a human rights advocate and work with their classmates to address simulated human rights problems.

In observance of Independence Day, the course will not meet on Monday, July 4

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2022: Online course

Elizabeth Brundige
Elizabeth Brundige
Clinical professor of law, assistant dean for international programs, and Jack G. Clarke Executive Director of International and Comparative Legal Studies, Cornell Law School
Section ID:LAW 3887 001-LEC
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 21-July 8, 2022
Final exam/project due:Friday July 08, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM / Online
TWF 12 PM - 1 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Instructor:Brundige, E. (eb456)
Bryan, S. (smb547)
Phyu, M. (mp779)
Max. enroll:30
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3887 001-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

See Online Learning FAQs.

This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.