International Human Rights
About This Class
This seminar provides an introduction to international human rights law and procedures, and provides students with initial training in how to use the advocacy tools available in this field to make a difference in the community and the world. The course examines what are "human rights" and explores the law of treaty interpretation; how human rights law is incorporated into domestic legal systems; and the role of international governmental organizations, international and regional courts, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in protecting human rights. In addition to learning substantive law, students gain experience in how to use human rights mechanisms in their advocacy; how to research and write about international human rights law; and how to make assessments relevant to strategic decision-making in this field. Method of evaluation: Paper and class participation Satisfies AWR requirement. Satisfies Perspective requirement.