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POLSC412: International Law

Unit 9: International Human Rights Laws   Unit 9 Time Advisory
This unit will take you approximately 9 hours to complete. 

☐    Subunit 9.1: 5 hours

☐    Subunit 9.2: 4 hours 

Unit9 Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:
- Define universal human rights under international law. - Explain strategies for implementation and enforcement of universal human rights and non-discrimination under international law. - Identify legal issues incident to substantive rights of women under international law.

9.1 International Human Rights Laws   - Reading: Stanford University: “Human Rights” Link: Stanford University: “Human Rights” (HTML)
 
Instructions: Please go to the linked page and read the article on the development of human rights law in the modern world.
 
Terms of Use: Please respect the copyright and terms of use displayed on the webpages above.

  • Reading: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” Link: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade’s “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (HTML or PDF)
     
    Instructions: Please go to the linked page and read Judge Trindade’s article on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  You can also access a PDF version by choosing the link titled “English” on webpage.
     
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  • Web Media: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Judge Thomas Buergenthal’s “A Brief History of International Human Rights Law” Link: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Judge Thomas Buergenthal’s “A Brief History of International Human Rights Law” (RealPlayer Video)
     
    Instructions: Please watch the video presentation (33 mins.).
     
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  • Web Media: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Anthony D’Amato’s “Human Rights and Enforcement” Link: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Anthony D’Amato’s “Human Rights and Enforcement” (RealPlayer Video)
     
    Instructions: Please watch the video presentation (31 mins.).
     
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  • Web Media: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Menachem Mautner‘s “How Should a Liberal State Treat Non-Liberal Cultural Groups? The Jurisprudence of Human Rights and the Standard of Human Dignity” Link: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Menachem Mautner ‘s “How Should a Liberal State Treat Non-Liberal Cultural Groups? The Jurisprudence of Human Rights and the Standard of Human Dignity” (RealPlayer Video)
     
    Instructions: Please watch the video presentation (29 mins.).
     
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9.2 International Anti-Discrimination Laws   - Reading: United Nations: Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Link: United Nations: Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) (HTML)
 
Instructions: Please go to the linked page and read the CEDAW treaty.
 
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  • Web Media: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Linos-Alexander Sicilianos’ “The Application of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Challenges Ahead” Link: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Linos-Alexander Sicilianos’ “The Application of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination: Challenges Ahead” (RealPlayer Video)
     
    Instructions: Please watch the video presentation (43 mins.).
     
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  • Web Media: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Feride Acar’s “The General Framework and the Monitoring Mechanism of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” Link: The United Nations’ Audiovisual Library of International Law: Feride Acar’s “The General Framework and the Monitoring Mechanism of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women” (RealPlayer Video)
     
    Instructions: Please watch the video presentation (49 mins.).
     
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