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L9165 S. Transitional Justice

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites
None

Instructor Co-requisites
None

Recommended Courses
International Law or Human Rights Law Peace and conflict

Other Limitations
None

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • At the end of the course students will have acquired an understanding of the value - and practical limits - of international normative legal frameworks in shaping behavior in conflict zones around the world.
  • Students will have acquired a practical grasp of the complementary value of judicial and non-judicial forms of accountability (at international, national and local levels) in helping societies deal with the legacy of systematic violations of human rights.
  • Students will acquire a practical, contextual (rather than merely conceptual) and interdisciplinary understanding of the complex relationship between politics and law in societies emerging from conflict and dealing with past violations of human rights.
  • Students will have an exposure to, understanding of, and a practical ability to connect with and engage in the fields of transitional justice, peacebuilding and international human rights.
  • By the end of the seminar, students will have acquired some critical skills essential to engage in deliberation and debate on a wide range of contemporary issues of politics and justice in international affairs.

Secondary Goals

  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired an understanding of and/or an ability to apply other disciplines in the analysis of legal problems and institutions, e.g., sociology, anthropology, psychology, philosophy, economics, history, etc.
  • At the end of the course, students will have acquired a practical understanding of the influences of political institutions in the function and application of the law

General Information

Type: Seminar
Level: Upperclass