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International Law and Human Rights

  • Taught by Lawyers and International Legal Scholars
  • Focuses on International Legal System
  • Explores Human Rights Norms and Structures

International law addresses not only trade and business, but also criminal and war crimes prosecutions, post-conflict transitional justice, reparations, and national reconstruction. Gain insights into human rights norms and structures in an international framework, including the defining and provision of social and economic rights, as well as what redress the international community offers to the violations of these rights.

Introduction to Human Rights: History and Practice

This course provides an introduction to the theory, the politics, and the social science of human rights and international security.

2017 Summer
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Transitional Justice and Memory

Explore the convergence of violence and memory in the context of postconflict societies through the use of case studies.

2017 Fall
1 section

Torture in the 21st Century: History, Ethics, and Human Rights

Examine what constitutes torture—still one of the most widespread human rights crimes—and why it is used for coercive interrogation.

2017 Summer
1 section

Genocide in the 20th Century: What Have We Learned?

Explore the phenomenon of genocide as a product of modernity through the analysis of comparative case studies from the 20th century.

International Criminal Law and Human Rights

Gain a critical introduction to international criminal justice and examine the sources, systems, and foundations of international criminal law.

Transitional Justice and Lessons Learned: Africa and Latin America

Analyze the legal and sociopolitical questions arising from the systematic violations of human rights in Latin America and Africa.