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The course addresses the political processes by which human rights law is created and sustained (e.g. by exploring the main drivers of the change in human rights norms – like global civil society activism). Discussions review ways in which international human rights law shapes controversial issues of international politics (e.g. problems of international development or humanitarian intervention). Two seminars are dedicated to ‘case studies’ on human rights politics: (1) the practice of human rights activism, and (2) the relevance of human rights for dealing with the social and political tensions generated by oil industry in Nigeria.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
The course covers the following themes: 1. Human Rights in International Relations; 2. The Human Rights Movement and Global Civil Society; 3. Human Rights Activism in Action: The Right to Health; 4. Human Rights and Political Philosophy: Rawls and the Problem of Global Egalitarianism; 5. Economic Globalisation, Development and Human Rights; 6. A Case Study: The Energy Industry, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Human Right; 7. Human Rights and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
First Attempt: One 3000 word essay (30%) and one three-hour written exam (70%). Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.
There are no assessments for this course.