Levin College of Law
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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights Seminar

Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 3

The course will provide an introduction to Economic, Social and Cultural (ESC) Rights by critically evaluating doctrinal concepts concerning the protection of ESC rights in the international, regional, and national systems of human rights protections. We will study the general structure of human rights law, critically examine the nature and substance of states’ legal obligations, including in the United Nations’ system, regional systems (European, Interamerican, African), and national systems to consider, critically, the varied approaches to protection of ESC rights. These human rights include the rights to food, housing, health, education, cultural identity, water, and more. The final list of specific topics will be crafted with student input. This seminar offers students an opportunity to satisfy their AWR.