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    • 21009-01
    • International Human Rights: Law, Policy, Strategy
    • Koh
    • Mon 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      Wed 9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      Fri 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
    • 4
    • -
    • open enrollment
    • exam required
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    International Human Rights: Law, Policy, Strategy (21009). 4 units. This course will ask: How can human rights advocates better operationalize twentieth-century tools to achieve better twenty-first-century human rights outcomes? It will examine case studies at the intersection of law, politics, policy, and institutions to determine how to achieve better human rights policy outcomes. Too often, human rights advocates -- both inside and outside governments -- fail to achieve their desired outcomes because they cannot manage politics, harness incentives and institutions, or deploy law in a way that operationalizes the principles they value. This course will begin with an overview of the institutions, strategy, law, and process of human rights. We will then explore a number of case studies that illustrate cutting-edge human rights problems, and the various tools that may be employed for their resolution. The course will close with a series of student presentations identifying current issue areas ripe for new and better human rights strategies that might help attack these critical questions. There are no prerequisites but some background in international law or human rights is preferred. An examination, in-class presentation, and regular class participation are required. No paper option. Scheduled examination. H.H. Koh.

    Course Selection: In addition to listing this course among general enrollment selections, students should submit statements on their background in international law or human rights by the close of the early registration period on December 10.

    Note: Professor Koh prefers students be present the first day of class, and if you are enrolled at the end of the drop period, a no-drop policy applies thereafter.
    Note: The Friday meeting times shown on the schedule are for make-up classes. Professor Koh will announce the dates of these meetings during the semester.

    Location: SLB - 127 (Mon)
    SLB - 127 (Wed)
    SLB - 122 (Fri)
    Grade mode: graded
    CRN: 20076
    Exam: 5/04/2016 at 2:00 PM SLB: 127
    Questions available online
    Name or Id: Id
    Length: 3.25 hour(s)

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