Human Rights: History and the Present (20257). 2 or 3 units. Universal human rights were proclaimed at the end of the eighteenth century in America and in France. Today, they represent the world’s premier moral language. But their full realization is still a work in progress. What are human rights? How did social movements play a role in their emergence and dissemination? This course will examine the legal means by which some human rights have been successfully guaranteed while questioning the degree to which they are guaranteed (are they absolute or conditional rights?) as well as their geographical scope (universal, regional, national). The class will explore different fields within which the subject of “human rights” has developed since the Enlightenment era (including the abolition of slavery, women’s rights, citizenship and refugees, the reduction of racial and ethnic persecution and discrimination, as well as economic, social and environmental rights). Drawing on these explorations, the course will examine the values, interests, political events, and social interactions that permitted human rights to progress and, occasionally, to regress in the West and elsewhere throughout the world. Self-scheduled examination or paper option. P. Weil.
SLB - 112 (Wed) Grade mode: graded CRN: 10432
Exam: 1/06/2015 - 1/15/2015 Questions available online Name or Id: Id Length: 48 hour(s)
Notes:Self-scheduled Exam: You may take this exam at any time during the examination period, either through YLS ExamWeb or by signing out the questions from the Registrar's Office.