This course starts with the abolition of slavery and then moves into the pivotal turning point of the Holocaust, Nuremberg and post-WWII developments. It then delves into the United Nations, including the International Bill of Rights. As an important case study, it tackles the worst human rights situation in the world, the egregious situation in North Korea (the DPRK). It then surveys the regional human rights system in our hemisphere, the Inter-American system of human rights. Remaining time is spent on issues of keen interest and importance that can vary from year to year, such as Rwanda, Darfur, human trafficking, invisible children, to give examples from the most recent class. Pertinent movies and video clips enliven and humanize the subject.