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Spring 2020
LAW311  R  INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

Course Description
This course will examine the substantial body of human rights law that has emerged in the last seventy years, beginning with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It will cover international human rights treaties, global and regional human rights courts and tribunals, and international human rights organizations and bodies. It will also look at practice, implementation and domestic application of international law.
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Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-13-2020 - 04-21-2020   WF  11:00 AM-12:20 PM F108

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Grading: Graded
Method of Evaluation: Class Participation: 15%. Mini TED Talk: 20%. Short TED Talk paper: 20%. Final Exam: 45%.
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course:
General
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
1L Elective
Course Delivery:

Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
International & Comparative Law - Specialized
Social Justice - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Immigration, Asylum, and Citizenship Law Area of Focus (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information
Course Book(s):
Textbook Required:
Yes  
  • Textbook Name: International Human Rights Law
    Textbook Type: Paperback
    Requirement: Required
    Author: Douglas Lee Donoho; James Wilets
    Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
    Edition: 1st
    ISBN: 9781531003890
      

Additional Materials:
You can purchase the electronic version of this book here: https://www.vitalsource.com/products/international-human-rights-law-douglas-lee-donoho-james-v9781611638240?term=9781611638240  
First Class Assignment(s):
  • Assignment: TOPIC: Historical Background and Emergence of the International Human Rights System 1. Donoho, Ch.1, Section B.1 (pp. 2-3). 2. Donoho, Ch. 3, Sections B.1-B.2 (pp. 50-56). 3. Kathryn Sikkink, Latin American Countries as Norm Protagonists of the Idea of International Human Rights, 20 GLOBAL GOVERNANCE 389 (2014) (start reading from “Historical Background”), https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Latin+American+countries+as+norm+protagonists+of+the+idea+of...-a0380524473. 4. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, http://www.ohchr.org/EN/UDHR/Documents/UDHR_Translations/eng.pdf.

    Material:
    Text: Douglas Lee Donoho, International Human Rights Law (comes in both online and hard copy versions).

    The text will be supplemented with online materials. If a link to online reading is dead, please let us know while also trying to find the material yourself by using a search engine.
      

 
Professor(s)

BETTINGER-LOPEZ, CAROLINE


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: clopez@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-5923
Office: E256

KNIGHTS, SAMANTHA


Biography
Contact Information:
Email: sxk1126@miami.edu

EZER, TAMAR



Contact Information:
Email: tezer@law.miami.edu
Phone: 3052846926