Human Rights

Human Rights

Course Description

This course will examine the different legal mechanisms for the enforcement of international human rights norms, which have been established in various regions of the world. Particular attention will be devoted to three regional intergovernmental organizations: the Organization of American States, the Council of Europe, and the African Union. In studying the efforts of these regional institutions to implement human rights protections, the course will explore the extent to which the culture, history, and character of political oppression in each region are reflected in the various legal frameworks, that have evolved.

NOTE: Students who submit their seminar paper in fulfillment of the advanced writing requirement, for a total of 3 credits, will be expected to schedule an additional hour of independent study per week in addition to class preparation time.