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Fall 2014 Human Rights V3001 section 001

Call Number 27287
Day & Time
MW 11:40am-12:55pm
501 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Andrew J Nathan
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 115 students (130 max) as of 7:01PM Saturday, February 28, 2015
Final Exam Day/Time
F 9:00am-12:00pm
Final Location 501 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Subject Human Rights
Number V3001
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Section key 20143HRTS3001V001

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