International Human Rights
The course will provide an introduction to the international protection of human rights. In addition to the history and theoretical framework of human rights, the course will discuss the various charter-based and treaty-based mechanisms of the United Nations (Human Rights Council, Human Rights Committee and other treaty bodies) and relevant regional organizations, above all the Council of Europe, the Organization of American States, and the jurisprudence of the European and Inter-American Courts of Human Rights. Human Rights will also be put in the broader context of international peace, human security, and human development.nConsent Instructions: Any student may write a paper in lieu of the final exam with consent of instructor. After the term begins, students accepted into the course can transfer from section (01) into section (02), which meets the R requirement, with consent of the instructor.nElements used in grading: Class participation, attendance, written assignments, final research paper or final exam.