This course explores international human rights law across a range of contemporary topics. We consider international human rights law and water, sexuality, property, and the protection of indigenous lands and resources. This course also investigates overarching issues that help us situate human rights in wider socio-economic and political context. Here we cover current developments at international human rights institutions and complicate how we think about human rights and resistance. Through the study of relevant concepts, norms, processes and debates, students are encouraged to develop an informed and critical assessment of the significance of international human rights law as a force for emancipatory change.