Course Details

Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice

Students will work on projects using international human rights law, norms and mechanisms in partnership with international organizations, domestic NGOs and human rights experts. Work will be focused in the domains of health and human rights. Given the nature of the field, the project will be interdisciplinary and involve research and collaboration with doctors and public health specialists. In particular, students will work on the global health challenges presented by HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) using a human rights-based approach. Partners will include the UN Development Program (UNDP), UN Stop TB Partnership, University of Chicago Department of Medicine, and domestic NGOs in Kenya and India. Students will research, draft and promote use of a judicial handbook titled TB, Human Rights and the Law. The handbook will be a resource for judges around the world to inform them about the disease and human rights-based approaches to adjudicating cases involving people with TB. Students will also contribute to UNDP work in the area of TB and HIV/AIDS, including developing their organizational strategy on how to remove human rights-barriers to accessing TB services and protect the rights of people with TB. Students may also participate in an infectious disease law reform workshop in Beijing, China, to promote better law and policy governing the prevention, testing, treatment and care of TB and other infectious diseases. This section is open to MSL students only

Catalog Number: LITARB 741-0

Additional Course Information: MSL students only

Course History

Spring 2019
Title: Clinic: International Human Rights Law and Practice
Section: 1     Credits: 4.0
Capacity: 1     Actual: 1