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Spring 2014 Human Rights V3190 section 001
INT'L HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Call Number 62613
Day & Time
Location
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
311 Fayerweather
Points 3
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Dinah R Po Kempner
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: the department's permission. Please email humanrightsed@columbia.edu. Priority given to human rights majors & concentrators. This course will introduce students to the international law of human rights, and give a basic orientation to fundamental issues and controversies. The course has two principal focal points: first, the "nuts and bolts" of how international law functions in the field of human rights, and second, the value and limitations of legal approaches to a variety of human rights issues. Throughout the course, both theoretical and practical questions will be addressed, including who bears legal duties and who can assert legal claims, how these duties might be enforced, and accountability and remedy for violations. Attention will be given to how international law is made, what sorts of assumptions underlie various legal mechanisms, and how the law works in a variety of contexts.
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Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 22 students (22 max) as of 12:21AM Friday, August 1, 2014
Status Full
Subject Human Rights
Number V3190
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Continuing Education, Global Programs, Barnard
Campus Morningside
Note REGISTRATION PRIORITY TO HUMAN RIGHTS MAJORS/CONCENTRATORS
Section key 20141HRTS3190V001

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