Collaborative Research Seminar: International Human Rights
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 3712
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Global Studies
  • Human Rights
  • Politics
This course is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of public international law. The object is to enable students to recognize the legal dimensions of state policy and foreign relations acts. Taking an overview approach to a wide body of material, the course aims to give students an understanding of fundamental concepts, including the consensual nature of international rule-making, the existence of affirmative obligations on States to act or refrain from acting in certain ways, key institutional structures supporting implementation of the rules, the consequences of abrogation of the rules, and the interplay between international and municipal law. We will consider several specialist regimes in international law, with emphasis on contemporary examples of state practice and a focus on the United States. As this is designed to be an introductory course, no prior knowledge of international law is required. This course assumes no prior exposure to legal studies.
Course Open to: Degree Students