This course addresses the challenges of achieving the international legal protection of the human rights of women. It reviews how international and regional human rights conventions, especially the American Convention on Human Rights, have been applied to prevent, punish and remedy the violations of women's rights in different tribunals. It examines how the norm of the prohibition of all forms of discrimination against women has been applied, and how it might be more effectively applied in particular sectors. It explores how feminist theories, empirical data and narratives might be used to expose women's experiences of injustice. The course aims to go beyond a formalistic understanding of international legal obligations in order to examine different approaches to fostering compliance with the human rights of women in different cultures and religious traditions.
Women and International Human Rights Law (LAW-739D-001)
10:30 am - 12:20 pm
Human Rights Events
February 27 1:30PM-3:00PM Tenley Campus - Capital From The World Bank To The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank March 01 10:00AM-3:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Who Does it Better? Exploring the Trials and Tribulations of Privacy Policies Around the World March 04 12:00PM-1:00PM N104 Women's Representation in International Decision-Making Bodies March 26 5:30PM-7:30PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Thirteenth Annual International Commercial Arbitration Lecture April 03 12:00PM-1:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma International Suite Talk: Careers in International Arbitration April 09 5:30PM-7:00PM Tenley Campus - Yuma YT01-01 Grossman Hall Celebrating Connections: A Human Rights Networking Event April 11 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2019 ELSA Moot Court Competition April 12 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2019 ELSA Moot Court Competition April 13 8:00AM-5:00PM Washington College of Law 2019 ELSA Moot Court Competition