Human Rights & International Politics

POL4200 Human Rights & International Politics (3)

An introduction to International human rights and the dilemmas that result when states, NGOs, International institutions, and citizens attempt to use human rights to guide policy and action. Readings range from case-specific studies to historical and political theory. Emphasis is placed on human rights as an ethical framework for public policy, rather than as a system of international law. (Prerequisites POL2200 or instructor's approval)