|Advanced Certificate in Human Rights- 01|
Advanced Certificate in Human Rights ( 2 Years)
This course offers philosophical, legal, and political perspectives on human rights. After a short historical introduction to international human rights, it surveys international human rights treaties, courts, and institutions. Next it turns to topics in human rights theory, covering some contemporary philosophical theories of human rights. The final section explores some human rights problems and controversies such as economic and social rights, group rights, and cultural relativism.
· Reading, preparation, and class participation.
· Two short papers (5-7 pages) and two exams (midterm and final). Each counts 25%.
· James Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, 2nd edition
· John Rawls, The Law of Peoples (1999)
· Online materials.
WHAT ARE HUMAN RIGHTS?
1.1.....Introduction: Human Rights Problems Today.
1.2..... The United Nations and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UN 1948)
Genocide Convention (UN 1948)
2.1….. Philosophical issues about human rights. Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, Chs. 1-3 (“The Contemporary Idea of Human Rights,” “Human Rights as Rights,” “Making Sense of Human Rights,” 1-52)
HUMAN RIGHTS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW
3.1.....The European Convention.
(Council of Europe, 1950)
3.2.....The European Human Rights Court and its Jurisprudence.
4.1.....Nuremberg as a Precedent.
Showing of Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
4.2.....The U.N. System.
Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN 1989)
Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, Ch 10 (“Minority Rights”, 154-167)
7.2….. Human Rights and the International Criminal Court. Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (UN 1998)
President Prof.Lakshman Madurasinghe ( Academic Dean)
|Start Date: Thursday, 22 December 2011|
|Enrolment duration: Unlimited|