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Course Description

Nationalist politics and the COVID pandemic have produced policies and rhetoric that limit global mobility and impose significant harms on migrants and refugees. What does the regime of international human rights say about the current moment? What is the structure and content of human rights protections for those on the move?

This course will present multiple perspectives on mobility and human rights, and will address the most pressing issues of the day — including migrant workers, gender, racism and xenophobia, human trafficking, child migration, immigration enforcement, and forced migration. The course will provide ways to engage critically and imaginatively with these issues and consider alternative approaches to the current system.

Course Outline

  • Week One - Migration and International Human Rights Law
  • Week Two - Migrant-Specific Human Rights
  • Week Three - Border Politics
  • Week Four - Globalization & Labor Migration
  • Week Five - Internal Displacement & Climate Migration
  • Week Six - The Present & Future of Migrants’ Rights

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Human Rights of Migrants
Mar 20, 2023 to Apr 30, 2023
3:00PM to 4:00PM
Mar 24, 2023 to Apr 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
NSSR Non-Credit Tuition non-credit $575.00
NSSR Non-Credit Tuition- FACULTY/STAFF WAIVER2021/ non-credit $575.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 13, 2023
Section Notes
Online discussions happen Fridays at 3:00pm ET via Zoom. Course will meet virtually, 3/24/2023 - 4/28/2023. All course materials will be delivered online via Canvas. Materials will be made available on 3/20/2023.
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