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Public laws from
Hammurabis Code to the United Nations General Agreements have
mapped the governing of nations and guided peaceful international encounters.
But legal history can also reveal social failures, tyranny, the gulf between
secular and religious traditions and the difficulty of meshing local and
international customs. In an age of globalization, the international community
struggles to find common legal ground on issues such as trade, technology
and the environment. But perhaps the oldest and still most challenging
legal stories revolve around defining basic human rights. The 2004 ORIAS
summer institute for teachers will look at turning points in comparative
law and human rights in world history.
Topics for the 5-day institute include teachable moments from::
study of comparative law
Contact: Michele Delattre
510.643.0868 | email@example.com
Sponsored by the University of California at Berkeley Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies, Center for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of European Studies.
Funding is provided by Title VI grants from the United States Department of Education.