National Security, Human Rights, and the Courts (SC)

Section 1, J-Term 19

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/16
Credits: 1
Day Time Room Start Date End Date
12/31/1969 12/31/1969

Course Description

The course will examine the role of constitutional imperatives protecting individual rights when faced with national security and terrorist threats. It will compare approaches taken by U.S. courts and those in the United Kingdom, taking into account the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union as constraints on British courts. It will consider the application of constitutional protections to military operations carried out in other countries, detention and other control techniques for persons suspected of terrorist activities, access to courts, and procedures for considering evidence raising national security concerns, and the justiciability of disputes with national security implications.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only

Students will be given a take-home exam on the last day of class, and students will be on their honor to take no more than the stated amount of time on the exam to draft an answer, and to submit to EXPO upon completion. The deadline for all submissions will be announced by the instructor, but it will be no later than 2 weeks after the last class.

Written Work Product
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Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: No
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

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Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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