11.164 / 11.497 / 17.391 Human Rights in Theory and Practice, Fall 2010
Human Rights in Theory and Practice
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This course provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the foundation, structure and operation of the international human rights movement. It includes leading theoretical and institutional issues and the functioning of the international human rights mechanisms including non-governmental and inter-governmental ones. It covers cutting-edge human rights issues including gender and race discrimination, religion and state, national security and terrorism, globalization and human rights, and technology and human rights.
human rights, public international law, history, international relations, universality, cultural specificity, NGO's, duty-based, rights, social movements, law, international relations, sociology, political science, policy dilemmas, government regulation