Course Details

International Human Rights Law

"In this survey course, we consider public international law by examining its two primary components: international human rights law and international humanitarian law (also known as the Law of War). Students examine human rights concepts, the influence of customary international law, state responsibility, the role of treaties, the codification of human rights principles in a number of major treaties since World War II, civil and political rights, economic, social, and cultural rights, national security and terrorism in the context of human rights, torture law, universalism versus cultural relativism, religious rights, freedom of expression, the United Nations human rights system, treaty bodies such as the ICCPR Human Rights Committee, regional international human rights systems in Europe, the Americas and Africa, universal jurisdiction, and the role of domestic law relating to public international law precepts."

Catalog Number: CONPUB 694
Practice Areas: Constitutional Law & ProcedureInternational Law Practice Area


Course History

Fall 2019
Title: International Human Rights Law
Faculty: Sawyer, Stephen P. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 15

Fall 2018
Title: International Human Rights Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 70     Actual: 15

Fall 2017
Title: International Human Rights Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 19

Fall 2016
Title: International Human Rights Law
Faculty: Scheffer, David J. (courses | profile)
Section: 1     Credits: 3.0
Capacity: 65     Actual: 19