International Human Rights

GLOBAL 173 International Human Rights

Class #: 25123

Units/Credit: 4

Time/Location: TuTh 3:30-5pm / 4 Leconte

Final Exam Group: TBA

Instructor: Darren Zook

This course will explore the philosophical evolution of human rights principles in the realm of political theory and the influence of such principles as they have transformed into a coherent body of law. We will focus specifically on issues in international human rights law; the approach will be both thematic and comparative. Topics will include but are not limited to: human rights diplomacy; the influence of human rights in international legal practice; cultural and minority rights; genocide and the world community; cultural relativism and national sovereignty; international law and international relations; individual and collective rights; migration, labor, and globalization; and national, international, and nongovernmental organizations.

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