Human Rights

This course critically assesses the international and domestic laws, institutions, and legal and political theories that relate to protecting the fundamental rights of all human beings. The course also engages with the controversies that arise at the intersection of human dignity, state sovereignty, and efforts to use international law to promote world order. It emphasizes (1) specific “hot button” topics within human rights law; (2) the judicial, legislative, and executive bodies in international and domestic legal systems that interpret and implement legal rules relating to human rights; and (3) the public and private actors who commit rights violations and who seek redress for individuals whose rights have been violated.
Credits: 3

Type: LEC

Does this course satisfy the writing requirement? Yes

Is this course open to LL.M. students? Yes