University of Pittsburgh

Human Rights Litigation Seminar

Abbreviated Title: Human Rights Litigation Semina
Catalog Number: 5651
3.0 Credits
Priority: Seminar - 3rd Year Priority

This course will investigate the theoretical and practical problems involved in prosecuting human rights violations in national courts. This course will discuss contemporary human rights issues generally, but will focus primarily on issues arising out of current human rights litigation and litigation involving allegations of human rights abuses in the government’s war against terrorism. The students will be required to draft a brief, or one point in a brief that is relevant to an ongoing human rights case. This course can be used to satisfy the upper level writing requirement. Enrollment is limited to 12 students.

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