Comparative Human Rights Systems in Context: Africa and the Caribbean
This course will present a survey of the legal systems and processes of Commonwealth Caribbean countries by focusing on the role of international law in the legal systems of these countries. The assigned reading materials will address a number of topics, including, but not limited to, the history of Commonwealth Caribbean legal traditions; the influence of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom on Commonwealth Caribbean jurisprudence; the international treaty obligations of Commonwealth Caribbean countries and domestic incorporation of international law and norms; international human rights issues in the Commonwealth Caribbean such as sexual violence against women and state non-compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); the impact of the newly formed Caribbean Court of Justice on Caribbean jurisprudence and international commercial law issues in the Commonwealth Caribbean, such as e-payment challenges.
An advanced substantive course that deals with law, theory and policy.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; International Business