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PART I: Introduction to the Idea and Framework
3 Key Conceptual Debates: Cultural Relativism Versus Universality, Relativity of Rights, Liberal Origins, Culture-Sovereignty and Domestic Jurisdiction Cohen, Joshua. Minimalism about Human Rights: The Most We Can Hope for? (PDF)#
4 The Framework of Rights and Criticisms of Their Current Relevance Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Bill of Rights, available at International Law

Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: Introduction

Human Rights Watch World Report 2003: United States

Development and Human Rights: The Role of the World Bank.

UNDP, Human Development Report: Human Rights and Human Development, especially chapters 1, 3, and 6 available at Human Development Reports

Declaration on the Right to Development

Kennedy, David. The International Human Rights Movement: Part of the Problem? (PDF - 1.5 MB)
5 Sovereignty and Self-determination ICISS Report: International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty.

Ottaway, Marina, and Thomas Carothers. "The Right Road to Sovereignty in Iraq." (PDF)#
9 The Torture Debate: Example of American Exceptionalism? Human Rights Watch: The Legal Prohibition Against Torture - Dershowitz: Torture Could be Justified - Mar 3, 2003

Bush Administration Documents on Interrogation. (Browse through documents.) - Torture's dark allure. (You need to watch a short advertisement to gain access.)
PART II: Root Causes of Human Rights Violations
10 The Push for Democracy and Democratization Human Rights Watch World Report 2004: War in Iraq: Not a Humanitarian Intervention.
13 Gender and Sexual Minorities Full text of Mass. gay marriage ruling.

Taking Cover: Women in Post-Taliban Afghanistan (May 8, 2002).
14 Ethnic and Racial Violence and Group Rights: Mass Violence I Reparations: A Dialogue between Human Rights Activists and Academics. (PDF)#

Table of Contents: Broken People: Caste Violence Against India's "Untouchables".

Power, Samantha. "Bystanders to Genocide." The Atlantic Monthly, September 2001.
15 Religious Violence and Millenarianism: Mass Violence II International Religious Freedom Report: Executive Summary.

P-I Focus: Bush weds religion, politics to form world view.

India: "We Have No Orders To Save You": State Participation and Complicity in Communal Violence in Gujarat.
PART III: Responses to Human Rights Violations
16 Forcible Responses: Intervention and Sovereignty ICISS Report: International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty.

Report of the Secretary-General's High-level panel on Threats, Challenges and Change. (PDF)
17 Domestic Courts Constitutional Court of South Africa: Cases and Judgments.
Search for case: Government of R.S.A. v. Grootboom, CCT 11/00 (4th October 2000, Constitutional Court of South Africa).
18 Transnational/International Judicial Enforcement House of Lords: Regina v. Bartle and the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and Others.

The Pinochet Precedent: How Victims Can Pursue Human Rights Criminals Abroad.
20 Civil Society - NGOs and Social Movements U.S. Department of State, Human Rights Reports for 1999: Introduction.
PART IV: Dilemmas in Theory and Practice: Selected Current Examples
21 The Problem of Remedies: Accountability for Atrocities HRW: ICC: Q and A about the International Criminal Court.

The Hindu: Impunity from My Lai to Abu Ghraib.
22 Globalization and Labor Rights United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights: Documents of Charter-Based Bodies.
Read: Globalization and its Impact on the Full Enjoyment of Human Rights - Progress Report submitted by J. Oloka-Onyango, and Deepika Udagama, E/CN.4/Sub.2/2001/10 (Report from the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, 2001)

WTO Dispute Settlement and Human Rights.
23 Science, Technology and Human Rights The Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights: UNESCO SHS (PDF)#

Council of Europe (CETS 164) Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the application of Biology and Medicine.

Council of Europe (CETS 168) Additional Protocol (Explanatory Report) to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the application of Biology and Medicine.