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2018-2019 Law School Student Handbook 
2018-2019 Law School Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAW - 846 International Human Rights: Law Through Film

2 unit(s)
The primary learning objective of this course will be to understand human rights law and issues studied via the cinematic medium. This course provides an introduction to some of the many types of human rights topics, starting with the questions of “What are human rights?” and “Are they enforceable?” The substantive legal content of the film will be analyzed through a combination of lecture, reading, and group discussion. It will begin with historical development of international human rights law, with particular focus on the International Bill of Human Rights. Students will be asked to critically examine film depictions of specific human rights issues, considering their legal structural and narrative elements. Throughout the semester, we will examine the traditional civil and political rights, along with economic and social rights.

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