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2014-2015 Catalog 
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FAIR 334H - Human Rights in Africa

This course examines the state and contemporary practice of human rights in Africa. It reviews efforts aimed at human rights promotion and protection, in the context of colonialism and neo-colonialism, apartheid, the authoritarianism of the post-colonial African State and recent public health challenges that threaten the welfare and dignity of individual Africans. Topics to be covered include the role of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights; human rights and democracy; the NEPAD initiative; economic, social, and cultural rights; the public health challenge – HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases; human rights of women, children, and other vulnerable groups; human rights and armed conflict in Africa; challenges to and future prospects for human rights in Africa. S/U grading.

Prerequisites & Notes:
FAIR 203A or FAIR 334C or SSC GUR course or instructor permission.

Credits: 5
Grade Mode: S/U

GUR Attributes: ACGM

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