Catalogue 2013 - 2014

POSC 345 International Human Rights


3 cr.


POSC 101 or INST 101 or POSC 102 or LSOC 101, or permission of instructor.

Course Description

This course offers a comprehensive introduction to the politics, law, institutions and actors of international human rights. Among the areas to be discussed are theories of rights; the history and practice of international human rights standards, instruments, and institutions; critiques of international human rights; and a variety of specific human rights issues, such as torture, war crimes child soldiers, women's rights and religious freedom.