Human Rights and Transitional Justice
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Global Studies
Course Number: UGLB 4512
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
Should societies confront the legacies of past human rights abuse or atrocity? If so, how? What policy options are open to successor regimes during a post-transition or post-conflict period? How do these policy options relate to broader goals, such as peace, stability, or democracy? This course seeks to answer these questions. The course begins with an exploration of why, or even if, societies should confront past human rights abuse and atrocity. Drawing on film and literature, as well as accounts by victims and arguments by victim movements, the course examines arguments about justice and democracy-building that have been advanced to support the field of transitional justice. The course then examines the main strategies that have emerged for an engagement with the past. The theme of "reconciliation" will also be discussed throughout the course. NOTE: This is a graduate-level course offered in collaboration with the Graduate Program in International Affairs. Students should have completed at least 60 credits with a B or better to register for this course. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for permission to register for this course or with questions.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.