This three-hour general elective course examines economic, social and cultural entitlement in international and comparative human rights law. Students discuss the theoretical paradigms that have developed historically embracing the notion of moral and legal responsibility for the satisfaction of basic human needs; international and regional legal instruments embodying socio-economic rights and duties; special problems related to race, the status of women, children and indigenous peoples; the impact of globalization, trade, and international financial institutions on poverty and development; and the comparative approaches to socio-economic rights applied in India, South Africa, the Council of Europe, and the United States.
Skills cultivated in this course include:
- Legal research and fact-finding methodologies
- Project organization and time management
- Legal drafting
- Legislative and policy analysis
- Oral and written advocacy
- Collaboration and teamwork