Precollege programs 2021

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  • Winter Session 2021 online courses will be added throughout the fall.
  • Summer Session 2021 course rosters will be available in late December.

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Course description

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.

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

Classes

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:LAW 3887 002-LEC
Number:1890
Class dates:July 13-31, 2020
Time / room:M-F 12 PM - 1:15 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Brundige, E. (eb456)
Max. enroll:30
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:See the "Registration" page of the online courses program.