Detailed notes on following topics: 1. What are human rights? Histories of human rights v contemporary visions 2. Major international human rights instruments 3. Human rights enforcement: UN mechanisms and treaty regimes 4. Human rights enforcement: Regional Arrangements & the politics of enforcement 5. Human rights enforcement and international criminal law: Genocide in Rwanda (+ Myanmar) 6. Bringing rights home: Australia 7. Business and Human Rights 8. Universalism and Cultural Relativism: Case studies on the ‘ban the burqa debate’; sexual orientation and gender rights; marriage equality and torture 9. Human rights advocacy Climate change; Resistance to Rights 10. Rights Prioritization 11. Social Media and Human Rights


Term 2, 2020

69 pages

31,771 words



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