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HUMRTS 103: Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals (ETHICSOC 280, INTLPOL 280, INTNLREL 180A)

(Formerly IPS 280) Historical backdrop of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals. The creation and operation of the Yugoslav and Rwanda Tribunals (ICTY and ICTR). The development of hybrid tribunals in East Timor, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia, including evaluation of their success in addressing perceived shortcomings of the ICTY and ICTR. Examination of the role of the International Criminal Court and the extent to which it will succeed in supplanting all other ad hoc international justice mechanisms and fulfill its goals. Analysis focuses on the politics of creating such courts, their interaction with the states in which the conflicts took place, the process of establishing prosecutorial priorities, the body of law they have produced, and their effectiveness in addressing the needs of victims in post-conflict societies.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Cohen, D. (PI)

HUMRTS 106: Human Rights in Comparative and Historical Perspective (CLASSICS 116)

This course examines core human rights issues and concepts from a comparative and historical perspective. In the beginning part of the course we will focus on current debates about the universality of human rights norms, considering the foundation of the international human rights regime and claims that it is a product of western colonialism, imperialism, or hegemony. We will then discuss a series of issues where the debates about universality are particularly acute: gender inequality and discrimination, sexual violence, child marriage and forced marriage more generally, and other related topics. We will also consider the way in which issues of gender-based violence arise in the context of internal and international conflicts.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Cohen, D. (PI)

HUMRTS 107: Understanding the Impact of New Technologies on Human Rights Investigations and Transitional Justice

This is a required course for students participating in the BOSP faculty-initiated program overseas trip to Colombia. Enrollment preference for HUMRTS 107 will be given to students enrolled or waitlisted for participation in the corresponding OSPGEN summer trip to Colombia, however, students who cannot participate in the travel portion are welcome to take HUMRTS 107, as well. This course will offer students insights into the philosophical underpinnings of the field of transitional justice coupled with a practical lens through which to study different ways governments and human rights institutions pursue justice, broadly defined, in the wake of mass atrocities or systemic repression. Students will closely examine a number of jurisdictions contemplating or currently undergoing a transitional justice process ¿ including Colombia, South Sudan, Syria, Libya, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar, Tunisia, the Central African Republic, El Salvador, and Iraq ¿ with an eye towards understanding the changing nature of human rights investigations and prosecutions. In particular, we will consider how advances in technology have altered the possibilities for international criminal tribunals and justice mechanisms as well as the potential for innovative new mechanisms ¿ like the UN General Assembly-created International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism for Syria (iiiM) ¿ to change the field of international justice. Students will contribute to an ongoing transitional justice process by way of a final project.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

HUMRTS 108: Spanish Immersion Service-Learning: Migration, Asylum, and Human Rights at the U.S. Mexico Border

This community engaged learning workshop is open only to students who are concurrently enrolled in SPANLANG 108SL: Spanish Immersion and Asylum Law. Students who opt into HUMRTS 108 will have the opportunity to apply their advanced language skills and knowledge from the class as volunteers with the CARA Family Detention Pro Bono Project in Dilley, TX for one week immediately following the academic term. Students will work directly with detained Spanish-speaking families seeking asylum to prepare them for the credible fear interview (CFI). CARA will train students to conduct CFI orientations for asylum-seekers and provide guidance on how to prepare them for their interview.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

HUMRTS 111: Agape Love as a Force for Human Rights and Social Justice

This course will explore the concept of agape love as a force for social justice and the promotion of human rights and as the inspiration for service and the application of knowledge to positive social change. Biological, psychological, religious, and social perspectives of love will be discussed, drawing on the expertise of people from a variety of disciplines. During the ten-week quarter, the following topics will be raised and discussed: kinds of love/should we define love; non-violent communication; love and the biology of the brain; love as a human right; love as mutual empowerment; love as a basic concept of religious and ethical beliefs (Buddhism, Christianity, Gandhian Thought, Islam, Judaism); and artistic and poetic expressions of love as a social force. This curriculum will hopefully foster a sense of the importance of love as a key phenomenon in creating community, connection, and functional societies among humans.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

HUMRTS 198: Independent Study or Directed Reading in Human Rights

May be repeated for credit. Students using these units toward the Minor in Human Rights must take for a letter grade. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-5 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Brunner, J. (PI)

HUMRTS 199: Capstone Project: Human Rights Minor

Students completing a required capstone project for the Minor in Human Rights must enroll in this course for units with their capstone adviser selected as the instructor. Students must agree with their capstone advisor how many units (3-5) their proposed capstone project is worth, and enroll accordingly. This course is open only to Human Rights Minors.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
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