Summer 2012 Course Schedule

Women & Intl Humn Rghts Law (LAW-795-009)
Abi-Mershed, Cook

Meets: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM (MTWTHF) - Room 500

Enrolled: 4 / Limit: 22

Administrator Access


Meets 5/29/2012 - 6/15/2012


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.

For more information, please see the Human Rights Academy Home page here.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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