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264.6 sec. 001 - Health and Human Rights (Fall 2024)

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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Units: 3
Grading Designation: Graded
Mode of Instruction: In-Person


TuTh 11:20 AM - 12:35 PM
Location: Law 113
From August 20, 2024
To November 21, 2024

Course Start: August 20, 2024
Course End: November 21, 2024
Class Number: 31739

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 7
Waitlisted: 6
Enroll Limit: 12
As of: 07/19 09:21 PM

This course will explore how international human rights and humanitarian laws and norms interact with health, medicine and ethics both in times of peace and conflict. The course will be grounded in the foundations of human rights and humanitarian law, public health and medical ethics, and then move to the practice of health and human rights: research, investigations, policy-making and advocacy. We will examine a wide range of topics including tensions between public health and civil liberties, documenting the health consequences of war crimes and human rights abuses; treating survivors of torture and sexual violence; investigating disappearances and crimes against humanity, protecting health workers in conflict, addressing the special concerns of children, trafficking survivors, and incarcerated people; the impact of crowd control weapons, labor rights and health, immigration, racial and gender disparities, and the role of new technologies such as DNA analysis and open source investigations. Guest speakers will bring their experience working on climate change, journalism, investigations, epidemiological research, war crimes investigations and legal advocacy and community engagement. Students will actively engage in discussions, and bring their own interests to presentations and a final research paper to develop their expertise. The course is offered through the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and School of Law.

Requirements Satisfaction:

This class fulfills Option 2 of the J.D. writing requirement for all students in the course. All students must write 30 pages and complete a draft.

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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