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International Politics of Human Rights


Credits: 4 ECTS

Second semester

Elective Courses




This course introduces students to the structure and functioning of the global human rights regime, drawing primarily on literatures in international law and international relations.  It is divided into five parts that deal with theory, the global system, regional systems, state and non-state actors, and contemporary issues of controversy.

  • Week 1: Rights and Human Rights 
  • Week 2: The Universal Declaration Model
  • Week 3: The Relative Universality of Internationally Recognized Human Rights 
  • Week 4: The Global Human Rights Regime
  • Week 5: Reporting Systems
  • Week 6: Regional Human Rights Regimes
  • Week 7: European Regional Regimes
  • Week 8: Human Rights and Foreign Policy
  • Week 9: NGOs and Human Rights
  • Week 10: Business and Human Rights
  • Week 11: Populism and Anti-Gender Politics
  • Week 12: The class will choose our final case study