New course on "Human Rights in Eurasia" to be offered in spring 2024

Oct. 18, 2023
Map of Eurasia

 HRTS/RSS 461/561: Human Rights in Eurasia
Fully online course -- 7 weeks, Spring Session 2 (March-May 2024)

New Course!

Being offered for the first time, this course will examine a variety of seminal human rights in the Eurasian region. We will consider how international human rights are integrated into the region, review the historical background and socio-cultural underpinnings of various states, and then focus on specific issues including LGBTQ+, minority and linguistic rights, feminism in the region, and others. We will then consider how the international human rights system might be (or is, at times) employed to uphold rights and differing perceptions of the rights and different groups accorded by states and controlling factions.

This course is an online course including lectures, guest lectures, group activities, and projects that focus on real-world human rights issues. It is cross-listed between the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies and the Program in Human Rights Practice. HRTS/RSS 461/561 is open to all UA undergraduate graduate students from AZ Online, Main Campus, and International Direct. The course has no prerequisites, although some prior familiarity with human rights and/or the Eurasia region is desirable.  This is a required course for students pursuing the Certificate in Human Rights Practice with emphasis on Eurasia.

For more info, contact the instructor, Prof. Liudmila Klimanova, at