International Law and Human Rights: A Decolonial Perspective

Schools of Public Engagement: Global Studies

Internat'l Law & Human Rights
Spring 2021
Taught By: Mayra Cotta Cardozo De Souza
Section: A

Course Reference Number: 9293

Credits: 4

In this course, students will review the main categories and concepts in International Law, incorporating decolonial, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-capitalist theories to the legal framework. The aim will be to critically analyze and to historically contextualize the political, moral, and ideological factors that support International Law. We will work with contemporary cases in International Law to explore how international litigation in Human Rights Courts might be used to address local issues that are globally relevant. Real – and partially real – problems from history and the present day will be used to examine the promise and limitations of international law. Police brutality, same-sex marriage, abortion, protection of indigenous lands, and environmental justice are examples of the issues that will be analyzed in this course.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Global Studies (UGLB)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21