LAW 466

Public Health, Migration, & Human Rights

Health Law, Human Rights, International Law, Public Interest Law

How do human rights principles apply to the public health challenges faced by migrant populations? What is the situation of migrants arriving at the southern border of the United States? What are the main public health issues at the border and beyond? What does human rights as a frame have to say about these migrants? About migrants arriving in Portugal, Spain and Italy? This course seeks to address these and other related questions by examining the intersection of public health, migration policy, and human rights standards. We do so by examining a series of case studies that consider the underlying issues from a variety of disciplines including economics, sociology, law, policy analysis, public health, and political science. Through this course, students will develop a critical understanding of the contemporary landscape and potential policy responses to promote public health, and human rights in the international migration space.

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