2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 25, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

PSCI 093 - International Human Rights

This first-year seminar examines the evolution and development of international human rights norms and the design of legal instruments, such as the international criminal court and ad-hoc tribunals, to protect and promote human rights across the globe. The course seeks to introduce students to the study of human rights from an international relations perspective with emphasis on international law and organizations. The major focus of the course will be on issues such as slavery, genocide, child rights, women’s political empowerment, discrimination, death penalty, economic rights, and civil and political liberties. Overall, emphasis of this course will be on understanding the impact of human rights norms on interstate relations, how human rights norms shapes the foreign policy of nation-states, and how states respond to international regime pressure.


Course Designation/Attribute: GP

Anticipated Terms Offered: PERIODICALLY