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Migration & Human Rights (LAW-795K-001)
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DescriptionThis seminar examines the role of human rights discourse and legal frameworks – international, regional, and national - in protecting and promoting the rights of migrants. It will explore different forces that prompt migration, including persecution, conflict and violence, economic conditions, and exploitation. The course will analyze statelessness, repatriation, and efforts at integration which affect access to citizenship and social belonging for migrants.
Students will be evaluated on the basis of a paper, although they will be expected to attend a class session scheduled during finals in order to present their papers. Students will have the option to prepare and submit papers for compliance with WCL's upper-level writing requirement. In addition to the course paper, student will also be expected to prepare a number of brief written responses to readings.
Textbooks and Other Materials
There will be no textbook for this course. Readings will be assigned via MyWCL.
First Class Readings
Readings will be available via MyWCL before the start of the fall semester.