International Human Rights Law (3 hrs.) -- E or req. QP
This one-semester course explores the development of international human rights standards and the role of international organizations in establishing and applying those rights. The materials focus on the development of the international law of human rights, particular areas of current attention, the legal basis for the authority of international bodies to act, the resolution of disputes between nations, and the monitoring and enforcement mechanisms applicable to human rights. Attention will also be given to the relationship between international human rights law and domestic legal remedies as well as to the interpretation and application of treaties in the legal systems of the states that are parties to them. At the option of the instructor, the course will either require an examination or a qualifying course paper that will fulfill one-half of the upper level writing requirement. Ms Simon, Mr. Watson.