The Fordham-Ghana Summer Program for Summer 2020 has been canceled.
Students may enroll in the following three-credit courses on offer for Summer 2020:
International Human Rights Law
International Human Rights Law will provide an introduction to the theory and practice of international human rights law, as well as a critical perspective on the role it has played in recent decades in discourse on international law. Topics include the debate over the definition of human rights (and whether rights are universal or culturally relative), the basic legal mechanisms for enforcing human rights, and the practical political realities of promoting human rights. The course will also develop critical perspectives on the relationship between human rights ideology and enlightenment values and on whether human rights is a function of international media or international law.
Comparative Constitutional Law
Comparative Constitutional Law will introduce students to the basic structure and workings of the Ghanaian legal system and proceed to discuss the nature and dynamics of Ghanaian constitutional law. In order to provide context and broad understanding of the subject, students will be taken through the constitutional politics of Africa and how that plays out within the Ghanaian experience. The course will conclude with a discussion of some key substantive aspects of Ghana’s Constitution and approaches to judicial review of the Constitution. Discussions will borrow from examples from other countries notably South Africa and the United States.