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2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
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AN 312 International Migration & Human Rights

This seminar introduces students to the existing international norms and systems for the protection of human rights, including the United Nations, Inter-American, European, and African treaty systems and various specialized treaties and supervisory bodies. In addition, selected substantive rights will be discussed in detail, with an emphasis on a comparative analysis of the systems. A substantial part of the seminar is devoted to two simulations. Students will play the roles of individual petitioners, government agents, and international judges when handling human rights complaints from their initial stages to the handing down of final judgments. Students will thus be enabled to apply their knowledge of legal reasoning and methodology in practice.