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International Human Rights Law and Practice
LL.M Seminar 814 (cross-listed) | 3 credit hours
This course provides an intensive survey of international human rights law, institutions and how they work in practice. The course examines the development of the substantive law of human rights, as well as the institutional framework of human rights protection, both at an international and a regional level. Throughout the course the students will explore a selection of contemporary and ethical problems in international human rights law, such as the universality of human rights norms, genocide and torture, discrimination, and the need to protect human rights while countering terrorism, among others. Along the way we examine issues related to impunity, transitional justice, and international justice.
Recommended: International Law I: Introduction to International Law.
Mutually Excluded Course: Students may not receive credit for both this course and International Human Rights Law.