264.6 sec. 001 - Health and Human Rights in Times of War and Peace (Fall 2020)
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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Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.
- TuTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
From August 18, 2020
To November 20, 2020
Course End: November 20, 2020
Class Number: 32242
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 09/23 11:58 PM
This course will explore how international human rights and humanitarian laws and norms impact public health in times of armed conflict and in peacetime, 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 and legal professionals in documenting the health consequences of war crimes and human rights abuses; treating survivors of torture and sexual violence; addressing the special health and human rights concerns of vulnerable groups, including children, human trafficking survivors, and prisoners; and resolving conflicts between civil liberties and public health policies during epidemics. We will also examine the role of international humanitarian organizations 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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