2020 Courses

  • Summer Session 2020 courses will be added throughout the winter.

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. It will also give you the opportunity to 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; economic and social rights; and human rights responses to mass atrocities. The course will also explore some of the emerging issues in the human rights field, including in topical areas such as the death penalty, women’s human rights, human trafficking refugee crises, and the tensions between human rights and efforts to counter terrorism. Students will also consider the relationship of the United States to the international system for the protection of human rights.


Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:LAW 3887 001-LEC
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Time / room:M-F 9:30 AM - 12 PM / TBA
Notes:On Thursday, July 9, class will meet 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Related:LAW 3887 201-DIS
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3887 001-LEC

Summer 2020: Ithaca campus

Section ID:LAW 3887 201-DIS
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:T 2 PM - 3:30 PM / TBA
Instructor:Brundige, E. (eb456)
Max. enroll:60
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in LAW 3887 001-LEC
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3887 201-DIS
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.

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