Human Rights Advocacy
Students will work on one project or case in teams of 3-5. Class will meet once a week for a 3 hour session, at least one hour of which will be allocated for work on the cases under the supervision of the professor. The bulk of the session will be devoted to discussions of the readings. Students will be expected to work on their case assignments individually and collaboratively outside of class (recommended: 3-5 hours/week). Cases/projects may include: ▪ contributing to a study of gender-based violence and womens access to food and water in post-earthquake Haiti; ▪ advocacy in relation to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women requested mission to the United States, and/or in relation to the Due Diligence Project, conducting an analysis of state compliance with the due diligence standard nationally, regionally and globally; ▪ a shadow report on the right to education for Surinames indigenous peoples, for the Universal Periodic Review before the U.N. Human Rights Council (cases subject to change).
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.