PADM 5855

PADM 5855

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The course looks at the origins and operation of the international human rights system developed primarily through the United Nations. It looks at the history of the way in which human rights are defined, how their content is agreed by governments and how they are enforced through international bodies and the work of non-governmental organizations. After a general introduction to the concept of human rights, and a review of the history of their formulation, subsequent sessions will look at specific groups of human rights, including some now being defined, and how they are dealt with.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-HE, D-HE, HA-HE)

  • Students will describe, in detail, taking context into account, how the international human rights system works.
  • Students will demonstrate how, through NGOs and governments, they can influence the drafting of human rights treaties and their enforcement through supervisory committees.
  • Students will analyze, in internationally-acceptable ways, the relationship between human rights and other development issues, policies and programs.
  • Students will draft critical analyses of human rights institutions in terms of institutional structure and management that can be used by practitioners and international managers.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 12951PADM 5855  LEC 001

    • MWMalott Hall 251
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mathiason, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Hybrid: rotational in person attendance to be determined by instructor.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.