Torture Prohibtn in Intl Law (LAW-795U-001)
U* Notice - This course as offered *may* be eligible to satisfy Upper Level Writing Requirement. Students must have an explicit conversation with the professor no later than the end of the add/drop period, confirming that they intend to use the course assignment to fulfill the ULWR. Students must inquire and professors must agree to supervise the ULWR in writing. Students must present a written product for grading that meets both ULWR standards and the requirements of the course assignment.
This practicum is structured as an experiential learning opportunity where students are responsible, under the guidance of the faculty, to provide strategic advice to the United Nations Committee against Torture, through its chairperson and country rapporteurs, on whether countries are in compliance with the extensive obligations laid down in the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. The practicum is purpose-oriented, providing students with some fundamental background literature while the students themselves discover additional materials through their own research, drafting, presentations, and interactions with other participants and with the Committee against Torture. The practicum includes a week-long experience at the Committee's session in Geneva, Switzerland. A simulation of a Committee proceeding beforehand further prepares the students to effectively advise the Committee, the supervisory body of the Convention.
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First Class Readings
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