Subject: Political Studies
Credit units: 3
Offered: Either Spring or Summer
College: Arts and Science
Department: Political Studies


The Hague is considered the legal capital of the world and is home to many international courts, including the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court. This study abroad course, in conjunction with its prerequisite, will consider the Netherlands’ history with atrocity and then examine how international legal institutions can provide the means and methods for international cooperation, coordination, and respect for human rights and human security. Politics, Public International Law, and Human Security will focus on the ways International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, and International Criminal Law work to protect individuals from the worst abuses. As an experiential learning course, students are able to pair what they learned in lecture with increased knowledge of the institutions housed in the Hague, and the international challenges they aim to address, from within their very walls.

Prerequisite(s): POLS 261.3 or POLS 263.3.
Note: Costs in addition to tuition will apply to this course. Please contact the department for details.

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