International Human Rights

This course will consist of a study of the normative basis and reach of human rights in international law as well as an examination of substantive human rights principles and their enforcement through international and United States mechanisms. Students will also have an opportunity to select a human rights problem from a list of contemporary human rights problems and to explore in depth the application of these principles and mechanisms towards its solution.

Grading and Method of Evaluation:
Letter grade with pass/fail option. Class participation and a take-home exam. A limited number of students may write a research paper in lieu of the final exam. The scope and quality will exceed the requirements for the UCWR and so may be used to satisfy that requirement.