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Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectLegal Studies
International Studies
Number & Suffix: 115
Transcript Title: INTL HUMAN RIGHTS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course offers a study of international human rights. The first part of the course focuses on the major features of the international human rights law as part and parcel of general international law. Topics in the first part of the course include: the philosophical and political bases for the international human rights movement; the ongoing debate over universality, culture, and human rights; relevant sources; different categories of rights; and the nature and scope of the application of rights. The second part of the course explores the content of various substantive human rights, such as civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. The third part of the course considers judicial, quasi-judicial, and non-judicial mechanisms for the promotion and protection of human rights at the international and regional levels. In this part of the course students discuss the United Nations system, and the regional human rights systems of Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The final part of the course examines a number of relevant developments and challenges in regard to international human rights law, such as terrorism and counter-terrorism, poverty, and environmental degradation. Students read weekly readings, participate in class discussions, complete a paper and an exam, and participate in a mock court. The course requires that students have completed the UCU course on International Law or an equivalent as a prerequisite. 
Language of Instruction: English
Partner University Department: Law 
Partner University Course Number: UCSSCLAW31