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OADH 3010 - Human Rights, Development and Global Poverty

Type d'enseignement : Lecture alone

Semester : Autumn 2018-2019

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English


Course required for students selected for the Clinic HEDG (Human Rights, Economic, Development, and Globalization).

Course Description

The course is designed for students interested in social and economic development, global poverty, inequality, globalization and human rights issues. Prior or concurrent course in human rights and/or international law and/or academic or professional background in international/development studies is preferred, but not an absolute requirement. Although the course will provide an overview of some of the major economic development theories, of some of the debates around and operational approaches to “global poverty”, of the basic doctrinal and institutional features of the international human rights framework, and of key multilateral institutions in the development field, it is not a comprehensive course in human rights law and/or in development studies. The course will focus on selected issues and current debates, particularly those touching on global poverty and systemic inequality. One of its underlying objectives will be to articulate a nuanced understanding of the contested nature of "development" and "human rights", both as normative frameworks and professional fields. Finally, by concluding with student-led workshops around social and economic rights in context, the course seeks to expose future practitioners of human rights and development to some of the legal, cultural, institutional and political economy dimensions raised by advocacy and policy-making in these fields*.


  • BOUAYAD, Aurelien (Teaching assistant)
  • PERELMAN, Jeremy (Professeur à Sciences Po)

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