601:717. SEMINAR: International Human Rights Advocacy (2)


After an introduction to international law and human rights norms, the seminar will focus on international and domestic mechanisms to enforce international human rights. Students will engage in critical analysis of the methods and strategies for human rights advocacy at the local, national, regional and international levels, and will examine the work of United Nations and regional human rights bodies and domestic enforcement options. The seminar makes use of simulated exercises such as the conduct of human rights investigations, planning and design of advocacy and educational campaigns, client representation, and oral arguments. Students will draft and revise three human rights complaints, each directed to a different domestic or international tribunal.  

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