264.6 sec. 001 - Health and Human Rights (Fall 2022)
Instructor: Eric Stover (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
Instructor: Rohini Haar (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person
TuTh 2:10 PM - 3:25 PM
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From August 23, 2022
To December 01, 2022
Course End: December 01, 2022
Class Number: 31486
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 02/17 06:39 AM
This course will explore how international human rights and humanitarian laws and norms impact public health, both in times of peace and in conflict. 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 COVID-19 related human rights policies.
The course is offered through the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and School of Law.
Attendance at the first two weeks of class sessions is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present during the first two weeks of class (without prior permission of the instructor) may be dropped without notice. The instructor can continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend or have prior permission of the instructor in order not to risk being dropped without notice.
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.
Exam Notes: (P) Final paper
Course Category: International and Comparative Law
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest
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