Introduction to Human Rights

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Mandatory
CEU credits: 
1
ECTS credits: 
2
Module: 
I
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Academic Program: 
Master of Arts in Human Rights
Academic Program: 
Master of Laws in Human Rights
Instructor(s): 
Sejal Parmar

This course provides a broad and critical understanding of the field of human rights. It examines essential aspects of human rights including: their historical origins and philosophical foundations; the universalism versus cultural relativism debate; alternative approaches to classifying human rights; the international (or the UN) human rights system and regional frameworks for the protection of human rights; the effects of reservations to and derogations from human rights treaties; and rights of an absolute character and rights which, under certain conditions, may be limited.