International Protection of Human Rights

University of Galway

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Protection of Human Rights

  • Host University

    University of Galway

  • Location

    Galway, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Relations, International Studies, Legal Studies, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This semester course deals with the efforts of the international community of States to promote and to protect human rights. The strategies that the international community pursues are examined in detail in the context of a number of areas which vary somewhat each academic year, but usually include the following: civil and political rights; economic, social and cultural rights; children?s rights; women?s rights; the right to self-determination; and the rights of refugees. The roles of the United Nations and of number of other global organisations are discussed. In the latter part of the course, consideration is given to the taking of sanctions for human rights violations and to the influence of human rights concerns on the making of foreign policy.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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