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Anaya, S. James

Distinguished Professor and Nicholas R. Doman Professor in International Law


Research Areas research areas


research overview

  • My research is on International human rights and includes a focus on the rights of indigenous peoples. Included in my research is examination of the application of international human rights norms to companies conducting activities, especially mining and and other large scale development activities, on or near indigenous territories. I also examine how international human rights law can be applied to guide responses environmental problems including climate change.


  • International Human Rights, Indigenous Peoples Rights, International Law, Business and Human Rights, Climate Change



courses taught

  • LAWS 6708 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020
    Explores special topics in law.
  • LAWS 7440 - International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Surveys international human rights both in law and in philosophy, both current and historical.
  • LAWS 8440 - Seminar: International Human Rights
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Exposes students to a variety of human rights issues and the responses by international institutions. In the fall, the seminar will meet for several sessions in a colloquium format, featuring guest speakers from around the world. In the spring semester, students will complete a paper that satisfies the law school's seminar writing requirement.


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