1. Case studies on human rights practice and contestations. These may include: the English movement for the abolition of slavery, the abolition of torture as a means for finding the truth, and the right to an adequate standard of living
2. A brief history of human rights in the contemporary world: between universalism, relativism and political compromise
3. 'Nonsense upon stilts'. Bentham's challenge and beyond: what is the point of 'human rights'?
1) Critical engagement and comprehension of the texts discussed in class;
2) Ability to articulate arguments concerning the challenges of human rights practice;
3) Develop skills to search and locate legal documents, materials and literature concerning human rights law and practice.
Criteris específics de la nota «No Presentat»:
Not handing in the two papers before the deadline