Course description

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.

No class on Monday, January 15, 2024 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

Summer 2024: Online course

Section ID:LAW 3887 001-LEC
Number:1006
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 24-July 12, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday July 12, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:M-F 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM / Online
M-F 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (sync)
Credit:4
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:30
Related:Cross-listed with GOVT 3887 001-LEC
Eligibility:

Rising Juniors and Seniors

See Eligibility.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

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

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses