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Gend, Cult Diff, Hmn Rghts (LAW-725B-001)

Meets: 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM (W) - Room 501

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 20


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The primary purpose of this course is to explore issues in international human rights and humanitarian law raised by cultural and religious practices that affect women. The course will examine the underlying assumptions, principles and approaches of major human rights and humanitarian law instruments, with a particular emphasis on the roles of gender and culture in specific contexts, such as marriage and divorce, reproductive rights, the wearing of specific clothing (such as headscarves), the role of customary law, FGM/FGC and abuses against women committed in the context of mass violence or armed conflict. There are no prerequisites.

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