Spring 2018 Course Schedule

Gender, Cultural Differences, and International Human Rights Seminar (LAW-725B-001)
Sherizaan Minwalla

Meets: 03:00 PM - 05:50 PM (Tu) - Warren - Room NT03

Enrolled: 16 / Limit: 22

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Assessment: Undecided,Paper,Writing Assignments,Oral Presentations,Class Participation


This seminar examines human rights from a gendered perspective, looking at how individuals are able to strategically use and apply human rights law and norms to achieve legal, social, economic, and political change. We will take gendered approach to analyzing the ability of people to advocate for laws and policies to secure human rights. We will also examine what options and strategies people use to respond to violations through mechanisms available at local, national, regional and international levels. The seminar will introduce concepts of the international human rights framework, and how these laws and conventions impact regional and national laws and policies. We will also explore questions about the role of victims and survivors of human rights violations in determining strategies and avenues for achieving human rights, as well as other stakeholders and players, including the media. This will be achieved by looking at a number of topics in which gender related human rights issues are salient, including but not limited to gender-based violence, reproductive rights and forced sterilization, sexual identity and orientation, child soldiers, and human trafficking.

Textbooks and Other Materials

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First Class Readings

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