Course Overview

The concept of human rights and their protection on the international plane is relatively new; only following the end of World War II did the international community become sensitized enough to address the topic in a centralized and determined manner.


In this course, we will examine the historical background of human rights development within the scope of such international organizations as the United Nations, the Council of Europe and the European Union, as well as human rights protection regimes in the rest of the world. We will also focus on the specific human rights (including the rights to life, freedom, privacy) as they may be defined within each institution. Additionally, we will investigate international crimes such as war crimes, the crime of genocide, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, and also explore the basic functions of the judicial mechanisms set up to address human rights violations.


Finally, we will briefly review the US Constitution and how it aspires to protect against human rights violations on American soil. Student Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will have acquired a basic

The Details

  • June 22 - July 3 (Available all sessions)

  • 10 AM - 12 PM EDT; M-F

  • Grades 9-12

  • 20 hours of Live Instruction

  • Max. 12 students per class

  • Instructor Office Hours Available

  • Certificate

  • Program Fee: $1,295

Faculty

International Relations

Anna Castriota

Dr. Castriota holds a philosophy degree, a MA in History of Fascism, a PhD in Political History and since 2006 has been teaching Politics and Terrorism at St Clare's International College, Oxford (Liberal Arts and University Foundation Courses). Dr. Castriota has published two books and several academic articles and reports on hate crime, far-right and xenophobia today. Her area of research is fascist ideology and far-right groups. She is also member of the board of a British philosophical society " British Personalist Forum" and in this role, she edited a personalist philosophy volume published in the United States in 2018. She lives in Oxford, UK.