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This four-week, accelerated summer program provides students with the opportunity to study human rights and focus on the specific area of wrongful conviction. This program is composed of two courses and includes opportunities to observe trials and visit London-based organizations working in human rights and on behalf of the wrongfully accused.
CAPA program fees are comprehensive and include tuition, housing, excursions, My Global City events and activities, 24/7 emergency support, insurance, and more.
Earn 6 credits in just four short weeks.
You will live in a centrally located, shared apartment within commuting distance to the CAPA center.
A Zone 1-2 London Underground pass is included for use on the Tube (subway) and buses.
Enjoy a full-day excursion to Stonehenge and Bath. Social events include an arrival tea, midterm dinner, and a farewell ceremony.
This program does not have an internship component.
Explore London through CAPA's My Global City events, which may include walking tours of the iconic South Bank and the Beatles Abbey Road, a boat trip to Greenwich, or a curry dinner on Brick Lane.
We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan with staff available 24/7 in the event of an emergency.
As a student on our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.
The CAPA London team is available throughout your program to help you make the most of your experience.
The notion of human rights has become central to global politics today. It is not a single subject but a broad field of potential investigation: this intensive seminar provides a multi-disciplinary introduction to the topic, critically examining the politics of human rights, their contentious nature and uneven global implementation. Throughout, the focus will be on practical issues and the contested politics of human rights in action through a range of topical case studies. Students will evaluate key debates about the politics and morality of human rights, analyze and explore the theoretical foundations of human rights concepts and topical issues relating to human rights from a variety of global, regional and local perspectives. The course critically examines the history and development of concepts of human rights and the philosophies underpinning them, as well as current frameworks of international human rights law and the relationship among current debates in human rights, political power and social injustice. Topics to be covered will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women's, children's and indigenous peoples'; rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights.
LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355
This intensive seminar will focus on practical issues surrounding human rights. Students will examine politics and morality of human rights; analyze the theoretical foundations and development of human rights concepts, and the philosophies underpinning them; investigate frameworks of international human rights law; and explore London as a global centre for human rights advocacy, practice, and activism. Topics will include human rights and international relations; humanitarian intervention and the responsibility to protect; postcolonial and feminist critiques of human rights; the intersection of human rights with gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class; the relationship between human and civil rights; women’s, children’s and indigenous peoples’ rights; and the practical implementation and enforcement of human rights.
LNDN INTR/PSCI 3355
This interactive course, taught by a law professor who has spent his career litigating wrongful conviction cases and directing the California Innocence Project, will introduce issues and case law related to wrongful convictions—a dynamic and important area of human rights law. Students will develop an understanding of basic procedural processes for litigating a wrongful conviction; debate policy issues behind police investigation procedures; investigate the leading causes of wrongful convictions; draft basic case briefs; and acquire knowledge of current best practices for identifications and obtaining confessions.
LNDN PSCI 3121