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Human Rights have long been at the epicentre of heated debates in contemporary global politics. This course will examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations of human rights within their historical context, along with the key controversies that shape current implementation and enforcement of the human rights regime in global politics. This course is suitable for specialist and non-specialist alike. No prior knowledge is required.
|Second Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
This course will examine the main theories, concepts and practices surrounding the international human rights regime, and will encourage you to critically examine the role of human rights in global politics by studying a number of contemporary case studies and approaches. It particularly considers key issues such as the question of universalism of human rights, their measurement challenge, the role of states and non-state actors in formulating and enforcing the human rights agenda, the case of humanitarian intervention, and the tension between security and human rights. This course will provide students with an overview of theory and practice of human rights in global politics.
Available only to students in Politics OR International Relations degrees.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
There are no assessments for this course.
Sessions will be organised to provide examples of good practice for the review essay, the essay and the exam. Examples of quiz questions with answers will also be presented.
Written feedback will be provided for continuous assesment work, This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date.