- What do we mean by human rights?
- Modern perspectives on human rights
- Constructing human rights: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- Human rights and the cultural relativist critique
- Human rights and the postmodern and postcolonial critiques
- The feminist critique and rights in the private domain
- Human rights norms, regimes and socialisation
- Human rights and the ethics of the use of force
- Sexual orientation, gender identity and human rights
- Human rights and disability
- Human rights and the environment
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
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- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
This subject questions what is meant by human rights, and examines the foundations of conventional human rights discourse in western philosophy. It also examines the development of the post-Holocaust human rights tradition, in particular the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and some contemporary rights perspectives including human rights norms, regimes and socialisation theories. Critiques of universalism are also explored from the cultural relativist, postmodern and feminist perspectives.
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- Discussion Points - Part One (30%)
- Essay (30%)
- Discussion Points - Part Two (40%)
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