International Human Rights Seminar

International Human Rights Seminar

Course Number: LAW 669
Course Credits: 2
This course proceeds in three closely related segments. The first segment introduces the idea of human rights with particular focus on United States constitutional law. The second segment of the course is devoted to the international human rights movement and the international law of human rights with focus on the basic international human rights instruments. The third segment considers how international human rights norms and procedures how they are adapted to particular political and cultural contexts. To consider this question, the course will student the three major regional human rights systems, The Inter-American System, the European System, and the African System and will concentrate on the jurisprudence of the tribunals established within each system.
International Law