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Fall 2017
Sep 21, 2019
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GOVT 680 - Int'l Human Rights Law in US
This course examines the enforcement of international human rights law in U.S. courts.  The course begins with a brief overview of the principles of international and domestic law that permit the creation of the human rights law framework.  From there, we will study a variety of norms including prohibitions on torture, genocide, war crimes, forced labor, human trafficking, terrorism, environmental degradation, and medical experimentation.  We will read recent judicial decisions in which a party alleges a violation of a right in order to understand when and how judicial remedies are available.  Readings are composed primarily of international treaties, judicial opinions, and law review articles.  Midterm and final papers are required.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Government Department

Course Attributes:
College/GOVT: Int'l Relations

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      MN or MC Graduate

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