Theory and practice of human rights

A.A. 2017/2018
6
Crediti massimi
40
Ore totali
SSD
IUS/20
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
The course articulates three levels of Human Rights: law, theories and practice. It aims at providing knowledge and understanding concerning the concept of human rights, the process of internationalization of rights, focusing on the most relevant human rights norms and institutions and on the relations between human rights law and practice. It will also consider moral, legal and political debates on human rights. At the end of the course students should be able to apply the acquired knowledge and understanding in order to take actively part in discussions concerning both normative and empirical aspects of human rights and to form individual judgements. During the course students will be required to read texts, to discuss them and to elaborate personal opinions in order to exercise their learning, critical and communication skills.
Risultati apprendimento attesi
Non definiti
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Informazioni sul programma
Attending students should prepare:
- J. Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, 2nd ed., Blackwell, 2007 (available also as ebook)
- J. Nickel, "International Human Rights Law and Organizations", paragraph 5 of the entry "Human Rights" (2014) of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rights-human/.
Readings for the class presentations will be assigned at the beginning of the course.
Non-attending students should prepare:
- J. Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, 2nd ed., Blackwell, 2007;
- J. Nickel, "International Human Rights Law and Organizations", paragraph 5 of the entry "Human Rights" (2014) of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rights-human/.
And one of the followings of their choice:
- M.C. Nussbaum, Women and Human Development. The Capabilities Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (UK), 2000;
- T. W. Pogge, World Poverty and Human Rights. Cosmopolitan Responsibilities and Reforms, 2nd ed., Polity, Cambridge (UK), 2008.
-S.E. Merry, Human Rights and Gender Violence. Translating international law into local justice, University of Chicago Press 2006
-M. Goodale S.E. Merry (eds) The Practice of Human Rights, Cambridge UP 2007.

All books are available also as ebooks.
Prerequisiti
This exam will consist in a class presentation and in a written test at the end of the course
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Prerequisiti
The exam will consist in a written test.
IUS/20 - FILOSOFIA DEL DIRITTO - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Il ricevimento si terrà, su appuntamento, in presenza o via Microsoft Teams il martedì a partire dalle 14,30 o in altri orari da concordare. Per appuntamenti e informazioni scrivere a alessandra.facchi@unimi.it
Ufficio 207, Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali e Politiche, via Conservatorio 7, Milano.