The lack of universally implemented human rights is prevalent, as many marginalized groups continue to be denied such rights. Human rights are an essential part of sustainability; without ensuring rights for all, sustainable development is impossible. This course provides the history of human rights and their establishment as well as their pertinence to sustainable development. Additionally, this course provides a legal framework to understand why human rights are not ensured worldwide.
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Undergraduate and graduate students studying human rights, law, sustainable development and international relations, human rights practitioners, lawyers and policymakers, private-sector actors working in corporate sustainability and responsibility, and sustainable development practitioners.
To understand the intersection of marginalized identities and how they contribute to greater injustice and to learn of global agreements and new approaches to protect human rights.