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International Human Rights in Theory and Practice

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This course will introduce students to the law, theory, and practice of international human rights. It will also give you the opportunity to think critically about the effectiveness of the international human rights system by examining its successes, failures, and dilemmas in preventing and responding to human rights abuse. Topics covered will include the origins and foundations of international human rights; the role of international, regional and domestic institutions and actors in enforcing human rights; critiques of the human rights movement; economic and social rights; and human rights responses to mass atrocities.

Students enroll in GOVT 3887 or LAW 3887.

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