Unpack human rights and what the term has meant at different times in history. Manoeuvre your way through various human rights theories including universalism and socialisation. Address philosophical queries about what we mean by human rights.
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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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