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Human Rights Law Seminar – Selected Issues in Human Rights: Sex, Gender, Sexuality, Religion, Dress and Symbols

Course Number: LAW6936 Credits: 2

The seminar will focus on human rights law, the source of protection of the rights we will consider, case law that shows how the rights are protected or not, as well as engage in critical analysis of the existing normative protections, and in conversations of how human rights law – and novel approaches and interpretations – can be deployed to develop, expand, and transform rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations. The seminar will have 3 general parts: 1- a study of the international and regional (Latin America, Africa, and Europe) protections of human rights, including a comparative analysis of the foundations of the international and regional systems; 2- study, primarily through case law analysis, of protections of the selected rights, and 3- student presentations on the covered topics or on other student driven themes (e.g., race, indigeneity, intersectionality, etc.).