NEW COURSE - PERS 3559/5559: Human Rights in Iran

Instructor: Mehrangiz Kar

Beginning with the Constitutional revolution of 1905-11 and its two central concerns--limiting the power of the king and the establishment of a House of Justice (civil courts), this course studies the struggle for and the social and political obstacles to the promotion of human rights in contemporary Iran. Although Iran did sign the three basic International human rights documents before the 1979 Islamic revolution, the fight for individual and women's rights, freedom of press, freedom of conscience, freedom of assembly, among others, continues to this day. Through a variety of readings and documentary films, we will focus on the Iranian people's relentless demand for freedom of expression, free and fair elections, gender equality, minority and labor rights.

Monday, Jun 05, 2017 - 8:45 am