International Human Rights Skills   [Archived Catalog]
2015-2016 School of Law Bulletin (Archived Copy)

LAWS 733 - International Human Rights Skills

Students will study the basics of international human rights law and develop human rights advocacy skills via written assignments and in-class simulations. The course will include a study of relevant provisions in the UN Charter, the various international human rights treaties, and the global, regional, and national institutions created to protect human rights. The course will also focus on the methods used by the human rights movement, including documentation, awareness-raising, the creation of truth commissions and tribunals, domestic and international litigation.

Note: Course satisfies the perspective and skills graduation requirements

Basis of Grade: Written assignments and in-class simulations

Form of Grade: Letter