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Fall 2014 Human Rights V3001 section 001
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN RIGHTS

Call Number 27287
Day & Time
Location
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
To be announced
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Andrew J Nathan
Type LECTURE
Course Description International human rights is a powerful idea in our time, but also the focus of numerous controversies: it not only embodies a set of ideals but also functions as a political tool, which different forces try to bend to their own ends. The result of this struggle is a process of norm contestation and norm change that the course seeks to understand. The course looks at the laws and institutions that define human rights as an international regime, in the context of key intellectual controversies and political puzzles surrounding human rights theory and practice. It discusses how human rights norms change, and it analyzes some of the challenges of contemporary human rights advocacy.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 100 students (130 max) as of 12:21AM Friday, August 1, 2014
Subject Human Rights
Number V3001
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Note CLASS WILL MEET IN THE KRAFT CENTER,WEST 115ST, RENNERT ROOM
Section key 20143HRTS3001V001

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