L6276 Human Rights

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
There is no prerequisite.

Instructor Co-requisites

Recommended Courses

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Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • The historical and intellectual origins of the concept of human rights
  • Differing perspectives on the role and content of rights
  • Interpretation and analysis of human rights norms, particularly treaty interpretation
  • Doctrinal analysis, including close reading of cases and precedents and an ability to compare approaches from different fora and jurisdictions.
  • The functioning and evolution of international and regional mechanisms established to oversee and promote compliance with human rights
  • The political and legal interaction between national governments and human rights law and institutions
  • The role of non-governmental actors in promoting human rights

General Information

Type: Lecture
Level: Upperclass
Areas of Study: Human Rights

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Section 001, Fall 2019
TR 10:40-12:00 pm
Sarah Cleveland
Amal Clooney