Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
protection of human rights at the international level. Starting with some history of the concept of human rights and an examination of the ways human rights are instrumentalised in foreign policy, the course will then focus on the legal dimension. International obligations are explored as they arise in customary and treaty law. The UN and regional machinery for the protection of human rights will be critically examined with special emphasis on the UN Human Rights Council and the work of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. The course will be a mixture of theory and practice. Required reading : Walter Kälin and Jörg Künzli, The Law of International Human Rights Protection (Oxford University Press, 2009) ; Andrew Clapham, Human Rights : A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2007) ; Andrew Clapham, International Human Rights Lexicon (Oxford University Press,2005) (Selected chapters) ; Philip Alston, Ryan Goodman, International Human Rights (OUP, 2013) ; Henry J. Steiner & Philip Alston, International Human Rights in Context : Law, Politics, Morals, (3rd ed., Oxford : Clarendon Press, 2008).
uments will be given to the students at the end of February and they will prepare the dossier for mid-April. This will count for the 60% left. Workload : 1 or 2 articles' reading will be required before each session in order to guarantee a minimum knowledge on the topic that should be tackled during the class. These articles will be uploaded after the ﬁrst class and students are invited to read them carefully, as well as to look for other documents of interest for the class. The preparatory work should not take more than 3h/week. When it comes to the preparation of the oral and written dossier, students may need to work more than 3h/week according to the tasks they make share and the objectives of their work. Pedagogical method : Several techniques will be used in order to vary the methodology and keep on raising the participants' interest : PPT presentations, videos, interviews and participation of highly committed professionals from international NGOs (MSF, Handicap International, ACF, Global Fund), 5min presentation of students at the beginning of each class. Course Description : 1st part : theoretical framework (sessions 1, 2,3 and 4) : Difference between development and humanitarian action ; Mapping of actors : NGOs, UN agencies, private foundations, bilateral governmental cooperation ; The tools to manage the project : identiﬁcation of needs, project cycle, theories of change ; Security issues in the ﬁeld ; The different modus operandi : direct intervention, remote interventions, partnership with local NGOs. 2nd part : the types of interventions (sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8) ; Response to emergencies : natural disasters, conﬂict, with their respective components (health, distribution, nutrition, protection) ; Pandemics ; HIV, malaria, and neglected diseases ; Malnutrition : geopolitics of hunger, prevention and attention to beneﬁciaries) ; Refugees, migrants : deﬁnition of concepts, response to the current crisis ;
THE MAIN CHALLENGES OF HUMANITARIAN ACTION IN AN EVOLVING WORLD
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Christelle BOULANGER (Responsable du Pôle Pandémies/Initiative 5%, Expertise France). Prerequisite : Awareness on the main challenges related to development, environment and crises (conﬂict and natural disasters) is welcome but not compulsory. Some prior reading (before each session) will help the students who never had any contact with the humanitarian sector to catch up. Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : Students will be asked to make either a notecard or an oral press review (free choice). This will count for a 40% of the grade. The rest will be the preparation and the presentation of a project made in group : the doc1620