Dec 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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LAW 517/5217 - Human Rights and Identity Groups (3 cr.)



Prerequisites
  and   . (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

Description
This course focuses attention on the use of identity groups as legal objects of special protection in international human rights law. Various concepts related to the protection of the rights of groups that have been identified as either “vulnerable” or historically discriminated against, such as women and children, are examined. Instruments and mechanisms as well as the conceptual framework for the protection of these groups (and other non-protected “vulnerable” groups) are considered in relation to their perceived vulnerabilities.



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