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Fall 2024 Course

Human Rights and International Law

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course surveys the landscape of the global human rights system. It examines critically what it means to embody human rights conceptions in law at the international level. Topics will include the evolution of modern human rights law; connections between civil, political, social, and economic rights; comparative discussion of global and regional human rights regimes; and human rights responses to current challenges such as climate change. The course will also pay particular attention to the relationship between the United States and the international human rights system. No prior course in international law is required – the course will introduce the background rules that structure international human rights law.