Catalogue 2019 - 2020

LAW 792 International Human Rights



Course Description

The international human rights project attempts to apply inalienable, indivisible, interdependent, and universal protections/rights ahead of the dictates of a "sovereign" leader or community. This course asks students to consider the development of those rights (political, economic, and cultural); the context for the application of rights; and the impact on a legal system that - historically - required the agreement of a sovereign that speaks for a state in an international system. Rights will be considered on a local, national, regional, and international level, including through the United Nations system.