International Human Rights Law (APA2221.02)

Andrea Galindo (see Susan Sgorbati for registration)

Human rights are universal legal guarantees protecting individuals and groups against actions which interfere with fundamental freedoms and human dignity. Human rights international law obliges States to do some things and prevents them from doing others. Based on the international legal standards adopted by the international community through time, this course aims to provide the students with the basic concepts of international human rights law, its sources, and the general protection institutions that exist to protect these guarantees. Through the course the students will explore: – What are human rights? – What are the main international instruments that safeguard HR? – Where do HR rules come from? – Who makes these rules? And who monitors them? – What is the role of the international organizations? The course will provide understanding of human rights in the context of International Human Rights Law and its importance.

This course takes place on April 2 and 3. Students are expected to attend both days.

Andrea Galindo Barragan is the Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Training Institute. Ms. Galindo has worked as an International Human Rights Consultant and has taught human rights courses in  countries  including  Georgia,  Palestine, Syria,  Mongolia,  Israel,  Brazil,  Malaysia,  Kenya,  Thailand,  Paraguay, Panama,  Costa  Rica  and  the  United  States.  She  developed  and  now coordinates  the  annual training courses on the Inter-­‐American Commission on Human Rights, both for civil society and government officials.  The  training  is co-­‐organized  by  the  Inter-­‐American  Commission  on  Human  Rights (IACHR), American University Washington College of Law, Texas University, the Inter-­‐American Institute for Human Rights (IIDH), and RFK Human Rights.

Prior to her consulting work, Ms. Galindo managed the Education and Training Program at the International Service  for  Human Rights  (ISHR)  in  Geneva. During  her  time  there  she  delivered  numerous  trainings  and  developed several training manuals on the access to International Mechanisms. She has also developed a manual training for indigenous women on the Inter-­‐American HR System. She also served as Human Rights Specialist at the IACHR and coordinated the Special Unit for Human Rights Defenders. Early in her career she worked for the Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS) and the Center for Studies for Infants and Youth (CELIJ). She was also a professor of Human Rights and International Law at the University of Buenos Aires.

Ms.  Galindo  holds  a  law  degree  from  Universidad  de  Buenos  Aires,  and studied  in  the master’s  degree  program in International Human Rights at the American University.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 1
Saturday, April 2 from 9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm; Sunday, April 3 from 9:00am - 1:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as All courses, One Credit, Updates, 2000, Advancement of Public Action, Andrea Galindo.