Fall 2023 Human Rights GU4950 section 001

HUMAN RIGHTS & HUMAN WRONGS

HUMAN RIGHTS & HUMAN WRON

Call Number 10498
Day & Time
Location
W 10:10am-12:00pm
224 Pupin Laboratories
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Bruce L Cronin
Type SEMINAR
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: the instructors permission. Please e-mail the instructor at bc14@columbia.edu. This course will examine the tension between two contradictory trends in world politics. On the one hand, we have emerged from a century that has seen some of the most brutal practices ever perpetrated by states against their populations in the form of genocide, systematic torture, mass murder and ethnic cleansing. Many of these abuses occurred after the Holocaust, even though the mantra never again was viewed by many as a pledge never to allow a repeat of these practices. Events in the new century suggest that these trends will not end anytime soon. At the same time, since the middle of the twentieth century, for the first time in human history there has been a growing global consensus that all individuals are entitled to at least some level of protection from abuse by their governments. This concept of human rights has been institutionalized through international law, diplomacy, international discourse, transnational activism, and the foreign policies of many states. Over the past two decades, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and international tribunals have gone further than any institutions in human history to try to stem state abuses. This seminar will try to make sense of these contradictions.
Web Site Vergil
Department Institute for Study of Human Rights
Enrollment 15 students (22 max) as of 5:05PM Wednesday, July 24, 2024
Subject Human Rights
Number GU4950
Section 001
Division Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
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