Course Description

Are human rights universal? How are human rights negotiated across cultural differences? Have civil and political rights been privileged over social and economic rights? What happens when basic rights conflict? Themes covered may include the relationship of the individual to the state and the role of the media. This course critically examines the works of contemporary philosophers and their diverse accounts of human rights, and critiques including the perspectives of cultural relativism and feminist theory.

Relevant Programs

  • Ethics : Electives – Group A (select 2), Electives – Group B (select 3 not previously taken in Electives – Group A)

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