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Fall 2022 Course

Human Rights and International Law

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course examines critically what it means to embody human rights conceptions in law at the international level, and how human rights law can be implemented through cooperation among national and international institutions. Topics will include the evolution of modern human rights law; background international law rules that structure 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 democratic decay and climate change.  The course will also pay particular attention to the relationship between the United States and the international human rights system.