POLS 0220 - International Law and Human Rights

Credits: 3

This course focuses on the evolution of human rights norms and standards that helped create the international criminal court. It examines major wars and ethnic conflicts in recent history and concerted responses intended to avoid the recurrence of egregious human rights abuses/violations. This course pays special attention to institutional efforts that gave rise to international law and agreement, and supranational organizations. Major cases to be discussed may include World War I, the Holocaust, Japanese atrocities in Asia, The Balkan War, Rwonda, and Darfur.

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