264.6 sec. 001 - Health and Human Rights (Fall 2019)
Instructor: Rohini Haar (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
Instructor: Eric Stover (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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- TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:45 PM
Location: Law 107
From August 20, 2019
To November 22, 2019
Course End: November 22, 2019
Class Number: 32037
Enroll Limit: 11
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM
This course will explore how international human rights and humanitarian laws and norms impact public health, and how health policies and practices may help promote human rights or potentially violate them. We will examine a wide range of topics including the role of health professionals in documenting the health consequences of war crimes and human rights abuses; treating survivors of torture and sexual violence; addressing the special health concerns of vulnerable groups, including child soldiers, human trafficking survivors, and prisoners; and resolving conflicts between civil liberties and public health policies during epidemics (e.g., HIV/AIDs and Ebola). We will also examine the role of international humanitarian organizations, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and Doctors Without Borders, in armed conflict, and health and human rights impacts of climate change and environmental degradation.
The course is offered through the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and School of Law.
This class may fulfill Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement with instructor approval. In order to qualify for Option 2, all students in the class must be writing a paper of 30 or more pages. Those students who wish to use this paper for the writing requirement must get instructor approval and submit their drafts for comment and revision.
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