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The UICHR regularly offers courses that explore complex issues and subjects related to human rights. These courses are part of the Certificate in Human Rights, but are open to any students at the University of Iowa. 

Regular course offerings include: 

HRTS:2115 Introduction to Human Rights 
Analysis and evaluation of the international human rights program; relationship between human rights and international law.

HRTS:3906 Human Rights Systems: Institutions and Mechanisms Enforcing and Implementing Human Rights 
Beginning of modern human rights era in 1948 and newly formed United Nations as one of the few institutions acting to protect human rights; present day aspiring advocates confronted by bewildering array of institutions to which they might bring human rights concerns; human rights enforcement mechanisms from an advocate's point of view; shortcomings of human rights enforcement and how it can be made better; broad definition of advocacy; legal and nonlegal conceptions of enforcement.

HRTS:3910 Human Rights Advocacy 
Theoretical foundations and critical issues for international human rights advocacy and international humanitarian movements.

HRTS:3920 Seminar in Human Rights Praxis: Supervised Internship
Supervised internship in human rights praxis; focus on field-based advocacy and human rights frameworks.

Are you a UI faculty member or expert in a human rights-related area? Interested in teaching a course through the UI Center for Human Rights? Consider submitting a proposal for a new Topics in Human Rights course.


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