International Human Rights (JAG)(SC)

Section 4, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 2/4
Credits: 1

Course Description

The instructor for this course is MAJ Otto.  Prof. George Geis is the Administrative Liaison only.  This elective covers international human rights law, policy, and processes with an emphasis on how human rights can 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 also gain familiarity with the functions of various oversight and enforcement bodies, within and outside the United Nations.  Students will examine the United States' position on international human rights law, specifically as it relates to the emerging attempt by many in the international community to apply a human rights/law enforcement style system onto the law of 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 British detention operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Finally, students will study human rights under federal law, such as Leahy Vetting restrictions on funding and training foreign military forces.  

Course Requirements

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Midterm Type (if any): TBD
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Final Type (if any): TBD

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Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: No
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Enrollment for Spring JAG courses occurs via SRO on a first-come, first-served submission basis of JAG Course Request Forms, starting on Monday November 14th at 8:30 a.m.  Evaluations will be based on a few short (1-page) response memo-type written assignments, one 5-10 minute oral presentation and class participation. This course meets at the JAG School during their 3rd quarter, January 9, 2017 - March 10, 2017.   The instructor for this course is MAJ Otto. ATTENDANCE: Attendance at all class sessions is required.  Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be disenrolled in accordance with Academic Policy. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

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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