International Law and Organization
Dr. Jen Mustapha, Huron College
Pols 3345E - OWL POrtal
Issues in Conflict and Human Rights
W17, W18, W19
Through this module, we explore a number of international law and organization issues relating to military and armed conflict and international human rights. Here we examine global governance challenges relating to borders and migration, extra-judicial security policies, armed combatants, nuclear proliferation and arms control.
Post a link to your issue presentation on the OWL FORUMS HERE so that all of your classmates can view it before class. Class time will be devoted to your discussions and other things like comments from me and the occasional guest speaker.
Nuclear Non-proliferaton; US-China Relations
Child Soldiers and International Law; Repatriating ISIS fighters
Persecution of Roma in the EU; Status of UN WPS Agenda
The following is a list of reading pertinent to this Module. Make sure you're logged in to OWL in your browser before clicking on the reading links.
Harrington text Chapter 17, Chapter 18
Quénivet, Noëlle. "Does and should international law prohibit the prosecution of children for war crimes?" European Journal of International Law 28, no. 2 (2017): 433-455.
Tsekos, Mary Ellen. “Minority Rights: The Failure of International Law to Protect the Roma.” Human Rights Brief 9, 3 (2002): 26-29.
Morris, Catherine. "Rohingya refugees from Myanmar at the “gates of hell” International law duties of neighbouring States to refugees and asylum seekers Briefing note." (2017)
Topping, Sean M. "Defying Schengen through Internal Border Controls: Acts of National Risk-Taking or Violations of International Law at the Heart of Europe." Geo. J. Int'l L. 48 (2016): 331.
Gil, Terry, and Elies Van Sliedregt. "Guantánamo Bay: a reflection on the legal status and rights of unlawful enemy combatants." Utrecht L. Rev. 1 (2005): 28.
Bowcott, Owen. "Drone strikes threaten 50 years of international law, says UN rapporteur." The Guardian 21 (2012)