Human Rights & Legal Redress: Seeking Justice through Human Rights
In this course, students will analyze through case studies the issues that confront the implementation of human rights ethics down through the layers separated by geography and culture to local implementation and enforcement. They will acquire an understanding of the international, regional and local human rights conventions and structures which propose, cultivate and enforce the ethical norms of the international human rights regime. This class addresses questions including: in what respects do enforcement options differ from place to place? When, where and under what circumstances is the human rights apparatus most effective in providing redress for rights violations? And, what are the alternatives to the human rights approach to justice?