Spring 2014
    Law No.: LAW7055
    Sched. No.: 114219158

International Human Rights Law
Section 1
Versteeg, Emiliana M.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 1410-1530 (WB121)
Capacity:25 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:9 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
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Course Description:

This course is an introduction to international human rights law, covering the major instruments and institutions that operate on the international plane. It includes discussion of the conceptual underpinnings of human rights, the structure of the United Nations System, the major international treaties, regional human rights machinery, and the interplay of national and international systems in enforcing human rights. It will also provide an introduction to international relations theories: When and why do states commit to international human rights standards? And when does international human rights law actually make a difference on the ground? To illustrate these themes, the course will draw when possible on current international events covered in the media.

Class participation will be expected.

COURSE REQUIREMENT: Examination with a paper option and class participation. NOTE: Students seeking to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than February 21, 2014 - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.