LAW-8170 Human Rights:Survey

Prof. Lorie M. Graham,

3 credits day; 3 credits evening.


Students using this course to fulfill the experiential learning requirement may not also use this same course to meet the legal writing requirement.


This is an introduction to international human rights law, focusing primarily on the UN system. The course includes an examination of: (1) the history of the international human rights movement, (2) the two major UN human rights treaties, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), (3) the human rights systems used to monitor and enforce these rights, and (4) domestic implementation of human rights norms in the United States and elsewhere.


Faculty comments: Students will be working on short written assignments throughout the semester in lieu of a final exam or paper.


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<<Course Updated: April 06, 2016>>