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The major objective of this course is to introduce the students to the key concepts involved in human rights as well as contemporary debates on the issue. The course aims to provides the students a broad overview of the historical and the theoretical foundations of human rights, the evolution of modern human rights regime and the role international, governmental and non-governmental organization in the protecting human rights.
Conceptual and theoretical study of human rights. Historical foundations of the idea of human rights. The evolution of modern human rights regime. Controversies in the concept of rights. Contemporary debates on human rights. Problems involved in asserting universal moral standards across political and cultural divides. The role of the United Nations, EU, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations in protecting human rights. Case studies.
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Understand concepts and theories related with human rights
2. Understand the historical evolution of modern human rights regime.
3. Critically assess and apply theories of human rights to contemporary cases in world politics.
4. Recognize the significance of human rights for a well-functioning world order.
5. Recognize the significance of human rights for a well-functioning world order.
6. Formulate well-structured and coherent arguments.