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  1. Week 1 The Human Rights Paradox: The Right to be Human 26 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. The human rights reader: major political essays, speeches, and documents from ancient times to the present - Micheline Ishay 2007

        Book  Read: Hannah Arendt, ‘On the Rights of the Stateless’. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness - Benjamin N. Lawrance and Jacqueline Stevens 2017 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Read Daniel Kanstrom, ‘Afterword’, pp. 241-246.

      3. The Human Rights of Stateless Persons - David Weissbrodt and Clay Collins 2006

        Article 

    2. Documents to Consult: 2 items 2 items
      1. UN Conventions on Statelessness

        Webpage  Read: Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons (1954) and Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness (1961).

      2. UNHCR - Ending Statelessness

        Webpage  Read: A Special Report: Ending Statelessness Within 10 years.

    3. Further Reading: 20 items
      1. Statelessness: what it is and why it matters. - Indira Goris, Julia Harrington, Sebastian Köhn, 2009

        Article 

      2. The World's Stateless Report - Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion December 2014

        Document 

      3. Statelessness in the European Union: displaced, undocumented, unwanted - Caroline Sawyer, Brad K. Blitz 2011

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  2. Week 2 Revolution and the Birth of Rights: Historical Foundations and Critiques 43 items
    1. Required Reading: 7 items
      1. The human rights reader: major political essays, speeches, and documents from ancient times to the present - Micheline Ishay 2007

        Book  Read: Olympe de Gouges, ‘The Declaration of the Rights of Woman’. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. The human rights reader: major political essays, speeches, and documents from ancient times to the present - Micheline Ishay 2007

        Book  Read: Thomas Hobbes, ‘On the Inalienable Right to Life’. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      3. Groundwork for the metaphysics of morals - Immanuel Kant, Allen W. Wood, J. B. Schneewind 2002

        Book 

      4. The human rights reader: major political essays, speeches, and documents from ancient times to the present - Micheline Ishay 2007

        Book  Thomas Paine, ‘On Just Revolutionary Wars, Commerce and Republicanism’. Available in the library and as an e-book.

      5. The second treatise of government (an essay concerning the true original, extent and end of civil government): and, A letter concerning toleration - John Locke, J. W. Gough 1966

        Book  Chapter 2: Of the State of Nature and Chapter 9: Of the Ends of Political Society and Government.

      6. On the Jewish Question - Karl Marx

        Chapter  Chapter 10.2, pp.263-271. Available in the library and as an e-book.

    2. Documents to Consult: 2 items
    3. Further reading: 34 items
      1. Human rights in ancient Rome - Richard A. Bauman 2000

        Book 

      2. The age of rights - Norberto Bobbio, Allan Cameron 1995

        Book  Chapters 6-8.

      3. Reflections on the Revolution in France - Edmund Burke, J. G. A. Pocock 1987

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. Universal human rights in theory and practice - Jack Donnelly 2013

        Book  Chapters 1-3.

      5. Marxism, Socialism and Human Rights - Alice Erh-Soon Tay 1978

        Chapter 

      6. Natural law and natural rights - J. M. Finnis 2011

        Book  Copies of first edition also available.

      7. The philosophy of human rights - Patrick Hayden 2001

        Book  Selections from pp. 3-148 (classical and modern texts, e.g. Hobbes, Locke, Paine, Kant, Burke, Wollstonecraft, Mill, Marx et al.).

      8. Leviathan - Thomas Hobbes, Noel Malcolm 2012

        Book  Chapters 13 and 14. Various editions.

      9. Natural Rights - Mary MacDonald 1984

        Chapter 

      10. Natural right and history - Leo Strauss 1953

        Book 

      11. Natural Law and Rights - L. L. Weinreb

        Chapter 

  3. Week 3 Contemporary Theoretical Justifications: Beyond Foundations? 38 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Human rights in global politics - Timothy Dunne, Nicholas J. Wheeler 1999

        Book Essential Read the chapter by Jack Donnelly, ‘The Social Construction of International Human Rights’

      2. Basic rights: subsistence, affluence, and U.S. foreign policy - Henry Shue 1996

        Book  Chapter 1, "Security and subsistence" digitised

    2. Further Reading: 34 items
      1. The idea of human rights - Charles R. Beitz 2009

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Rights as Trumps - Ronald Dworkin

        Chapter 

      3. The philosophy of human rights: contemporary controversies - Gerhard Ernst, Jan-Christoph Heilinger 2012

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      4. The community of rights - Alan Gewirth 1996

        Book 

      5. On human rights - James Griffin 2008

        Book 

      6. Human rights as politics and idolatry - Michael Ignatieff, Amy Gutmann, Anthony Appiah c2001

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  4. Week 4 - The Content of the International Bill of Human Rights 51 items
    1. Required Reading: 5 items
      1. (Re)Discovering Duties: Individual Responsibilities in the Age of Rights - • Fernando Berdion Del Valle and Kathryn Sikkink 2017

        Article Essential

    2. Documents to Consult: 8 items
    3. Further Reading: 38 items
      1. On human rights - Stephen Shute, Susan Hurley 1993

        Book Optional Read Steven Lukes, ‘Five Fables about Human Rights’

      2. The human rights reader: major political essays, speeches, and documents from ancient times to the present - Micheline Ishay 2007

        Book  Read: Jacques Maritain, ‘The Grounds for an International Declaration of Human Rights’. Available in the library and as an e-book.

  5. Week 5 The International Human Rights Regime and Monitoring Compliance 57 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. The Law, Policy and Politics of the UN Human Rights Council - Bertrand G. Ramcharan, 2015 (electronic book)

        Book Essential Read the chapter, ‘International Cooperation: The Universal Periodic Review’, pp. 150-162.

    2. Documents to Consult: 8 items
    3. Further Reading: 45 items
      1. International Human Rights Regimes’, - Jack Donnelly

        Chapter  Chapter 8.

      2. The asean Human Rights Declaration - Gino J. Naldi, Konstantinos D. Magliveras 2014

        Article 

      3. The UN Human Rights Council - Bertrand G. Ramcharan 2011

        Book 

  6. Week 7 Refugees and Asylum-Seekers 61 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
    2. Documents to Consult: 3 items
    3. Further Reading: 54 items
      1. Tim Cowen et al., Sanctuary, Safety and Solidarity: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland (Glasgow: Equality Network, BEMIS and GRAMNe, 2011):

        www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_195792_en.pdf

      2. Evaluating Climate Migration - Nicole Detraz, Leah Windsor 2014

        Article 

      3. Global changes in asylum regimes - Danièle Joly 2002

        Book  Louis Gentile, ‘New Asylum Regimes or a World without Asylum? The Myth of International Protection’.

      4. The refugee in international law - Guy S. Goodwin-Gill 1996

        Book 

      5. Refugee protection and the role of law: conflicting identities - Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens, Loretta Baldassar 2014

        Book 

      6. The UNHCR and world politics: a perilous path - Gil Loescher 2001

        Book  Gil Loescher, ‘The UNHCR at 50: State Pressures and Institutional Autonomy’.

      7. Refugees and international relations - Gil Loescher, Laila Monahan 1989

        Book 

      8. Migration and climate change - Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud, Paul F. A. de Guchteneire 2011

        Book 

      9. Spreading the 'burden'?: a review of policies to disperse asylum-seekers and refugees - Vaughan Robinson, Roger Andersson, Sako Musterd 2003

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      10. Problems of protection: the UNHCR, refugees, and human rights - Niklaus Steiner, Mark Gibney, Gil Loescher 2003

        Book 

      11. UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (23 October 2012):
        http://www.refworld.org/docid/50348afc2.html

      12. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Global Trends 2013: War’s Human Cost:
        http://www.unhcr.org/5399a14f9.html

  7. Week 8 Indigenous Peoples 105 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
      1. Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA)

        Webpage  Read: S. James Anaya, ‘The Right of Indigenous Peoples to Self-Determination in the Post-Declaration Era’. pp. 184-198.

    2. Documents to Consult: 5 items
    3. Further Reading 34 items
      1. Multicultural citizenship: a liberal theory of minority rights - Will Kymlicka 1995

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. Indigenous Rights in Democratic Brazil - Maria Guadalupe Moog Rodrigues 2002

        Article 

    4. Week 9 Transitional Justice 62 items
      1. Required Reading: 4 items
        1. Unspeakable truths: transitional justice and the challenge of truth commissions - Priscilla B. Hayner 2011 (electronic book)

          Book  Read: Priscilla Hayner, ‘Confronting Past Crimes: Transitional Justice and the Phenomenon of Truth Commissions’.

      2. Further Reading: 58 items
        1. Post-conflict justice - M. Cherif Bassiouni 2001

          Book 

        2. Retribution and reparation in the transition to democracy - Jon Elster 2006

          Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

        3. Confronting past human rights violations: justice vs. peace in times of transition - Chandra Lekha Sriram 2004

          Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

        4. International human rights in context: law, politics, morals ; text and materials - Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston 2000

          Book  Read: pp. 1216-1247.

        5. Transitional justice - Ruti G. Teitel 2000

          Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

  8. Week 10 Contemporary Slavery and Trafficking 53 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
    2. Documents to Consult: 12 items
    3. Further Reading: 37 items
      1. Understanding global slavery: a reader - Kevin Bales c2005

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      2. The world of child labor: an historical and regional survey - Hugh D. Hindman 2009 (electronic book)

        Book  Read: Hugh D. Hindman, ‘Worst Forms of Child Labor. Section 3. Less Developed Regions of the World.

      3. Global human smuggling: comparative perspectives - David Kyle, Rey Koslowski c2001

        Book 

      4. Trafficking in slavery's wake: law and the experience of women and children - Benjamin Nicholas Lawrance, Richard L. Roberts 2012

        Book 

      5. Slavery and social death: a comparative study - Orlando Patterson 1982

        Book  Available in the library and as an e-book.

      6. Joel Quirk, Unfinished Business: A Comparative Study on Historical and Contemporary Slavery (UNESCO, 2008):
        http://www.unesco.org/culture/pdf/UnfinishedBusinessReport2008.pdf

      7. Paul Robson, Ending Child Trafficking in West Africa: Lessons from the Ivorian cocoa Sector (Anti-Slavery International, 2010):
        http://www.antislavery.org/includes/documents/cm_docs/2011/c/cocoa_report_for_website.pdf

      8. United Kingdom House of Commons, The Trade in Human Beings: Human Trafficking in the UK (May 2009): http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmselect/cmhaff/23/23i.pdf

  9. Week 11 Children 53 items
    1. Required Reading: 4 items
    2. Documents to Consult 6 items
      1. Convention on the Rights of the Child - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 20 November 1989

        Document 

      2. Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights 25 May 2000

        Document 

      3. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention - Interantional Labour Organization 17 Jun 1999

        Document  Convention C182.

    3. Further Reading 43 items
      1. A child's right to a healthy environment - James Garbarino, Garry Sigman 2010 (electronic book)

        Book 

      2. Children's rights in and out of the womb. - Cornock, Marc: Montgomery, Heather 2011

        Article 

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