Human Rights Law (3250)

This course will cover the developing international norms for human rights and the evolving methods of protecting human rights according to those norms. More particularly, this course introduces the history of the international human rights movement through the drafting, ratification and implementation of the fundamental human rights covenants. It will examine the mechanisms designed to address gross human rights violations, such as United Nations reporting procedures, humanitarian intervention, and fact-finding. The use of international, regional (multilateral) and domestic adjudicative systems will be discussed to demonstrate the methods of interpreting human rights treaties and providing remedies. Lastly, we will explore the causes of human rights violations. 

Course Details

  • Credits: 3