Global Human Rights

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Credits

20

Module code

LW51128

Global Human Rights

Aims

The aim of this module is to examine the concept of human rights as a global phenomenon, to examine and compare theoretical or philosophical insights that support the articulation of human rights in a variety of international, regional and national instruments, and to assess the contributions of a selection of writers from the Global South to global human rights discourse.

Examples of content

This module will consider the human rights debate from the perspective of the Global South. Specific themes to be covered include:

  • the history and concept of human rights
  • universality against relativism
  • human rights in Africa¬†
  • human rights in the Muslim world
  • human rights in Asia

SCQF credits

20