This course is designed as an introduction to issues of law, policy and institutional machinery for the promotion of human rights in the world community. The course will focus first on 20th century genocide against the Armenians and Jews and then study the following problems: (1) Are nations bound by human rights laws (such as treaties, customary international law, U.N. Charter, European Convention, etc.). (2) Are the courts of a nation so bound. (3) Where there is violation of human rights law, when and under what circumstances may diplomatic intervention, economic sanctions and/or military force be used to redress the wrongs or to cause compliance with human rights guarantees.
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This course is offered as a "hybrid" course. Most students take it as an exam course. A limited number of students may take it as a writing seminar. Request course number 583 to take this course as an exam course. Request course number 841 to take this course as a writing seminar.
You may not register for this course if you are enrolled in or have already taken the following:
- LAW 0841 (International Protection of Human Rights)