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Spring 2014 Human Rights G4404 section 001

Call Number 61380
Day & Time
T 4:10pm-6:00pm
602 Northwest Corner Building
Points 3
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Martha P Saxton
Course Description Prerequisites: the department's permission. Email Priority give to HRSMA students. This course will address the historical, legal, political, and normative aspects of women's human rights and will cover topics such as the development and growth of women's issues human rights law and institutions, women's participation in public life, violence against women, education, health, trafficking, property, peace and security, and sexual orientation. This course will examine women's human rights within the international human rights system through the study of several relevant UN bodies, treaties, declarations, and NGO activities. The course will also consider contestations and defenses of applications of human rights to women's issues, particularly in relation to universalism vs. relativism. Finally, this course will examine how women's human rights are negotiated and implemented. For example, how do human rights principles gain meaning and traction at the local level in dialogue with local principles, politics and ideas of justice?
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 8 students (20 max) as of 12:24AM Thursday, April 24, 2014
Subject Human Rights
Number G4404
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Open To Columbia College, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Engineering and Applied Science: Graduate, School of the Arts, International and Public Affairs, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Section key 20141HRTS4404G001

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