520J
LAW
Human Rights in Asia

Law School Description

Faculty members or visiting scholars present selected topics focusing upon subject areas in their area of specialty or expertise.

UH Mānoa Catalog Description

Faculty members or visiting scholars present selected topics focusing upon subject areas in their area of specialty or expertise. (B) topic 1; (C) topic 2; (D) topic 3; (E) topic 4; (F) topic 5; (G) topic 6; (H) topic 7; (I) topic 8; (J) topic 9; (K) topic 10; (M) topic 11; (N) topic 12; (O) topic 13; (P) topic 14; (Q) topic 15.

Notes

The purpose of this course is to convey an understanding of the current situation concerning human rights in Asia, and to facilitate a chance to think about what the future may bring. Toward that end, this course will explore human rights norms, institutions and enforcement of human rights standards in the region. In the part of norms, the sources and contents of international human rights law in Asia including the question of cultural relativism, regional and sub-regional level institutional cooperative efforts, Asian contribution to the human rights regime, and the incorporation of international human rights norms into domestic legal settings will be examined. Asia is the only region that does not have a region-wide human rights court or commission, and the efforts to build regional institutions will be one of the main topics in the course. Bearing in mind that East Asia is an area that is rapidly democratizing, the class will try to understand the trends of human rights protection in Asia, and the measures for transitional justice. A key aspect of human rights is the implementation of normative standards that are adopted as a form of treaties. Accordingly, continuous efforts will be made to help students to consider human rights as a concrete real-time problem in particular societies. Students' thematic or country-specific interests in the region will be encouraged.

Credit(s) for this CRN

3

Instructor Approval

No

Competition

No

Bar Course

No

Clinical Requirement

No

Instructor(s)

Office Hours

Tu & Th, 3 pm - 4 pm
By Appointment

Support Specialist

Julie Suenaga

Class Schedule

Tu
8:30am - 9:45am
Th
8:30am - 9:45am

Classroom

Seminar Room 4

Course Reference Number

79519