PACS 123: Human Rights in a Changing World

The course provides a rigorous and critical introduction to the foundation, structure and operation of the international human rights regime. It discusses different theoretical debates and policy issues that implicate human rights with development, democracy promotion and protection of human rights in an era of globalization. It draws upon different national and international mechanisms which monitor, implement and enforce human rights. It focuses on the rights of specific categories of persons such as children, women and indigenous people. Students acquire critical skills and develop deeper understanding about the changing trends of the global human rights regime, the actors and associated interests of this regime. Students are expected to explain key concepts of human rights and achieve greater level of awareness in protecting and promoting human rights.

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