The regimes of international, regional and national human rights law serve as the main focus area and an umbrella regulating all areas of development cooperation. The course thereby investigates the very foundation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, being grounded in international human rights norms. With this overarching framework in mind, the course introduces the students to the fields of inter-national economic law, climate change law, as well as providing an overview of the legal foundations and human rights-based approaches in development cooperation. Students will be enabled to understand specifically the legal position of both developed and developing countries in Human Rights jurisprudence, international treaty negotiations and the World Trade Organization (WTO), and more generally how lawyers address development issues.
Lecturer: Timeela Manandhar