Human Rights Law

The purpose of this course is to introduce students of international relations to human rights. Clearly, it is not possible to cover every conceivable area of human rights. Rather, I will give you a survey of the law and then we will dig a little deeper in connection with a few, very politically salient, legal issues, for instance, freedom from want as an aspect of human security, women's rights, and children's rights. I intend to appeal to your compassion. But, by the end of the course, I hope you will also grasp why it is on our best interests both to observe human rights law and to promote it as the universal standard of international behavior.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students of international relations to human rights. Clearly, it is not possible to cover every conceivable area of human rights. Rather, I will give you a survey of the law and then we will dig a little deeper in connection with a few, very politically salient, legal issues, for instance, freedom from want as an aspect of human security, women's rights, and children's rights. I intend to appeal to your compassion. But, by the end of the course, I hope you will also grasp why it is on our best interests both to observe human rights law and to promote it as the universal standard of international behavior.

Course Information

INTRL-GA1738

Graduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Bonnie C Brennan
F: 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM 25W4 C-16