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.


No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

The LAW 3887 001-LEC section of this course has been canceled.

The LAW 3887 201-DIS section of this course has been canceled.

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:LAW 3887 002-LEC
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 12 PM - 1:15 PM / Other, Off-Campus (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 12 PM - 1:15 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Instructor:Brundige, E. (eb456)
Max. enroll:30
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3887 002-LEC
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.