The International Protection of Human Rights introduces students to the philosophical and legal bases for the protection and promotion of human rights at the international level. A significant component of the topic is the consideration and analysis of the treaties adopted by the United Nations and their implementation by States parties. In this context students will explore the cultural and political influences on the development of international human rights law. Specific issues of concern to the international community will be highlighted and discussed in the latter part of the semester.
This topic aims to facilitate participants' learning to assist them to:
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