Violence, Human Rights, and Justice

A woman in front of a crowd of kids is point to something while sitting down with her wrapped broken wrist.

IDP with a broken wrist at Ardamata Camp Sudan. (Image courtesy of USAID.)


MIT Course Number

21A.225J / SP.621J / WGS.621J

As Taught In

Fall 2004



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This course examines the contemporary problem of political violence and the way that human rights have been conceived as a means to protect and promote freedom, peace and justice for citizens against the abuses of the state.

James, Erica. 21A.225J Violence, Human Rights, and Justice, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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