Human Rights in International Relations
School of Social Sciences of the Singapore Management University
Academic Year 2014/15
This module is a 300-level multidisciplinary course of political science and international law, covering the main literature and debates in human rights in international relations.
- The origin of contemporary human rights concepts in political theory,
- The evolution of human rights in public international law since the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
- International and regional human rights mechanisms,
- Domestic implementation of human rights and
- Human rights in foreign policy in the post-war international relations.
Numerous case studies are introduced for class discussions. Each week introduces one topic in human rights in international relations, followed by student presentations and Q&As. The module also runs simulations of the Unites Nations Human Rights Council on given topics.