International Human Rights Law

Information Introduction

Section 1, Spring 24

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 20/44
Credits: 3
Days Time Room Start Date End Date




0830-0950 WB105

Course Description

This course is an introduction to international human rights law, covering the major legal 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, the regional human rights machinery, and the interplay of national and international systems in enforcing human rights. It will also provide an introduction to the various substantive areas of human rights law: civil and political rights, the prohibition of torture, women's rights, LGBT rights, socio-economic rights, international criminal law and the responsibility to protect.

Course Requirements

Exam Information

Final Type (if any): Flex with Paper Option

Description: Flex exam at end of semester, with paper option. Students taking the paper option must submit the paper via EXPO by noon on May 9th (the day before the last day of the exam period).

Written Work Product

2L, 3L or LLM students who intend to use the paper option toward their Upper-Level Writing Requirement must submit the "special request" form to SRO by Feb. 26, 2024. The e-form and submission instructions are available in LawWeb.

Other Course Details

Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None

Exclusive With: None

Laptops Allowed: Yes

First Day Attendance Required: No

Course Resources: To be announced.

Graduation Requirements

Satisfies Understanding Bias/Racism/Cross-Cultural Competency requirement: No

Satisfies Writing Requirement: No

Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No

Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

Additional Course Information

Schedule No.: 124217880

Modified Type: Lecture

Cross Listed: No

Concentrations: Human Rights and Civil Liberties , Jurisprudence and Comparative Law , Race and Law

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Sunday, April 14, 12:01 AM

Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, April 28, 11:59 PM

Information reflected on this page was last refreshed at: Friday, May 17, 2024 - 7:03 AM *

*During open enrollment periods, live enrollment data may be found in SIS.