CAPS218-01A Sports and Human Rights (with Konstantinos Koutsioumpas)
Sports and human rights are inextricably linked. This course examines the relationship between sports and human rights including (1) sport in human rights law and policy and (2) human rights issues arising in the context of organized competitive sports. Through these relationships the course illustrates the close link between sports and human rights which both seek to advance the wellbeing of individuals and communities. Much of the course focuses specifically on the right to sport, its definition, normative contents and methods of implementation. The course uses case studies from around the globe to consider the value of integrating human rights generally and the right to sport in particular into law, policymaking, programming and practice. Students will prepare a final project by selecting one specific issue related to sport and exploring its frameworks and tools to address it through a human rights-based lens.
Prerequisite(s): Instructor permssion required.
Registration for Summer Session I is closed.