Law, Society, and Rights in Asia

The 21st century has often been heralded as the "Asian century," characterized by economic development, increased political clout, and unprecedented social and cultural change. Students in this class will explore how these forces affect human rights, in law and in practice, in Asian societies. This will include particular focus on the emergence of human rights norms in Asia, in both domestic and regional settings, and successful advocacy strategies for human rights law practitioners. Particular substantive issues will include freedom of expression and the impact of telecommunications technology; the ongoing dynamics of human rights and counter-terrorism; the role of corporations in addressing human rights impacts, and the increasing consequences of migrant  populations, including migrant workers and refugees.
 
Credits: 2

Type: SEM