Human and Community Rights: Pursuing Justice for Indigenous People

Human and Community Rights: Pursuing Justice for Indigenous People

Professor Charles Nesson
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 seminar
Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm; Th 5:00pm - 7:00pm in WCC Room 3008
2 classroom credits

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type:

How can an indigenous group successfully assert legal and human rights nationally and internationally? From intellectual and real property to religious and cultural claims, this question poses challenges of legal doctrine, theory, and strategy. With the Rastafari of Jamaica as a case study, and comparative legal analysis, this seminar will offer students opportunities to engage with these challenges and learn about practical efforts, philosophic, debates, and legal tools. This is a two credit year-long seminar with face to face meetings in the fall term ending at thanksgiving, face to face meetings in the spring term ending at spring vacation, and online connection throughout.

Subject Areas: Human Rights, Constitutional Law & Civil Rights, International, Comparative & Foreign Law