[formerly Human Rights in International and Constitutional Law]
Professor Molly Land
This course will survey the theory and practice of international human rights law. The course will review the foundations of international human rights and provide an overview of the major international and regional human rights instruments and institutions. The course will also offer an opportunity to examine the mechanisms and strategies of enforcing international human rights law and the roles and activities of international institutions and nongovernmental organizations in that process. Finally, the course will also examine selected current issues in the field, including economic, social and cultural rights, development and trade, human rights and national security, international criminal and humanitarian law, democracy and self-determination, intellectual property, and women’s human rights. Taught as a lecture course (3 credits), the course grade will be based on an examination. As a seminar (2 credits), the course grade will be based on either an examination or a paper, at the option of the instructor.