3 Credit Hours
This course provides a survey of theories and practices in international human rights. Students are expected to develop knowledge in the instruments establishing various human rights protections including treaties, conventions, customary international law, and domestic law, and the mechanisms for their enforcement. They will wrestle with questions about the legitimacy and justiciability of international human rights claims and the contests between state sovereignty and individual or collective rights. The course will also examine the various actors in the area of human rights including states, non-state actors, international organizations, international tribunals, courts, and intergovernmental organizations.