LAW 6561

LAW 6561

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The course is comprised of two segments: (a) international organizations and (b) International Human Rights. In the international organization segment, the course aims at providing a comprehensive legal analysis of problems concerning membership, the structure of the United Nations organization, and its functions in the context of the United Nations Charter. It also considers the use of force under international law with specific reference to the United Nations Charter. The course further considers the structure, jurisdiction and functions of the International Court of Justice. In the human rights segment, the objective is to introduce the theory, norms, and institutions central to the international human rights legal regime. The course will explore the emergence and the enforcement of international human rights norms, the international machinery for the protection of human rights in the world community including the United Nations Human Rights Committee, the European Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the International Criminal Court. Relevant decisions of these courts and of municipal courts are studied as well as basic documents.

When Offered Fall.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18417 LAW 6561   LEC 001