This course will cover a variety of issues in the area of international human rights. Issues covered will include the law of treaties and treaty interpretation; international organizations' and non-governmental organizations' roles in protecting human rights; the rights of women and minorities; critiques of the idea of "universal" human rights; and the Alien Tort Claims Act. In addition to covering the procedure and substance of the international system for protection of human rights, we will also discuss human rights under various domestic legal systems from a comparative perspective.
Prof. Avidan Cover is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and the Director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy for the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He teaches International Law; International Human Rights Law; and a Race, Law and Society seminar.
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