International Human Rights (JAG) (SC)

Section 11, Spring 23

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 0/5
Credits: 1
Days* Time Room Start Date End Date
  • T
  • 1330-1520
  • JAG
03/21/2023 05/16/2023
*“R” means Thursday

Course Description

This elective covers international human rights law, policy, and processes with an emphasis on how human rights may affect military operations. Students will explore the development of human rights law after World War II, to include resulting treaties both of international and regional application. Students will gain familiarity with the functions of various oversight and enforcement bodies, within and outside the United Nations. Students will examine the U.S.' position on international human rights law, specifically as it relates to the emerging attempt by members of the international community to broaden the application of human rights law in armed conflict. Students will also study the human rights constraints under which our allies and host nations operate, such as the restrictions imposed by the European Court of Human Rights on detention operations. Finally, students will study human rights in U.S. domestic law, such as the requirement to screen foreign security forces prior to conducing training.

Course Requirements

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

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Evaluations will be based on two short (2-page) response papers, two 5-10 minute oral presentations, and class participation.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Resources: To be announced.
Course Notes: This course is part of the National Security curriculum at the JAG School and requires an eligibility determination by the JAG School. The instructors for this course are MAJ. MAURER AND MAJ MCDOWELL. This course meets at the JAG School during its 4th Quarter, March 20 – May 19. ATTENDANCE: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be processed in accordance with the Academic Policies. NOTE: due to weather, holidays, military requirements, etc., individual class sessions at the JAG School are subject to rescheduling on occasion. The JAG School attempts to reschedule make-ups at the same day/time slot, but there may be times when a meeting session date/time will not occur in the same day/time slot. All absences must be approved by the instructor. ENROLLMENT: Students seeking to enroll in this course must complete and timely submit a request form to SRO. SRO will begin collecting enrollment applications at an announced time in the fall term, and the JAG School has final approval for any enrollment requests. The JAG School intends to finalize the roster of approved UVA Law students in this course by Jan. 31.

Graduation Requirements

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

*If “Yes,” then students are required to submit a substantial research paper in this course, which means students do not need to submit any form to SRO for this paper to meet their upper-level writing requirement. If “No,” then students must submit a “special request” e-form to SRO (available via LawWeb) no later than five weeks after the start of the term for a paper in this class to be counted toward the upper-level 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.

Schedule No.
Law No.
Modified Type
ABA Seminar
Cross Listed: No
Cross-Listed Course Mnemonic:
Public Syllabus Link: None
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Opens: Wednesday, May 17, 12:01 AM
Evaluation Portal Via LawWeb Closes: Sunday, May 21, 11:59 PM