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Human and Community Rights: Pursuing Justice for Indigenous People - Fall 2017 - Spring 2018

Professor Charles Nesson

How can an indigenous group successfully assert legal and human rights nationally and internationally? From intellectual and real property to religious and cultural claims, this question poses challenges of legal doctrine, theory, and strategy. With the Rastafari of Jamaica as a case study, and comparative legal analysis, this seminar will offer students opportunities to engage with these challenges and learn about practical efforts, philosophic, debates, and legal tools. This is a two credit year-long seminar with face to face meetings in the fall term ending at thanksgiving, face to face meetings in the spring term ending at spring vacation, and online connection throughout.

For more information about this course visit the Harvard Law School Course Catalog.