GISD624-01C International Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice (with Sindiso M Weeks)
The modern human rights movement began after World War II with the creation of the United Nations in 1945. One of the primary purposes of that organization is to promote and encourage respect for human rights for all without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion. This course provides an introduction to international human rights law, policy and practice, examining the progress since 1945 in developing standards and institutions to implement human rights. Students will become familiar with the core international human rights instruments and the United Nations human rights mechanisms as well as their relevance to current human rights challenges int he United States and around the world.
Registration for Spring 2020 is closed.