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.
Spend 1 day at Stonehenge and Bath. Tour the Supreme Court and Houses of Parliament. Visit to the Innocence Project Greenwich. Go on the Legal London Walking Tour with a visit to the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales aka Old Bailey. Eat lunch at a prison in Brixton. While in London, explore the diversity of this cosmopolitan city with our My Global City events like touring Camden or enjoying the food on Brick Lane.
Live like a Londoner and stay in shared apartments within a one-hour commute to the CAPA London Center.
This is a short-term accelerated program composed of two courses on Human Rights and Wrongful Conviction - worth 3 credits each - and you will train on fact investigation and research, observe trials, and visit London-based organizations working on behalf of the wrongfully accused.
CAPA short-term and accelerated programs are a great study abroad option if you are concerned about cost or time constraints.
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
Wrongful Conviction is a universal problem that in recent years has received a great deal of attention from the media, legislatures, and courts around the world. From the Netflix series The Making of a Murderer to the NPR podcast Serial,there is a growing fascination with how people are wrongfully convicted and the processes and procedures used to right these wrongs. This course is taught by a law professor who has spent his career litigating wrongful conviction cases and directing the California Innocence Project. It is designed to provide students with an overview of the issues and case law related to wrongful convictions through the use of interactive exercises, lectures, readings, videos, and case studies.
LNDN PSCI 3121