This course will identify and explore the operations of non-governmental organizations at the international and domestic levels in the field of human rights. Theoretical consideration shall be given to the role of these organizations, and the practical work of various human rights groups and activists will be critically analyzed in detail. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the theory and practice of non-courtroom-based human rights advocacy. As such it will complement the other methods and practitioner-oriented offerings in the program, helping to prepare students for careers in human rights by providing practical tools for application in a variety of contexts – as individual advocates/activists, working in a particular human rights agency, NGO or community-based non-profit, or for broader human rights/social movement building.