Theory of human rights

A.A. 2016/2017
6
Crediti massimi
40
Ore totali
Lingua
Inglese
Programma e organizzazione didattica

Edizione unica

Responsabile
Periodo
Secondo trimestre
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The course considers the theories, the law and the practice of human rights. After introducing the concept of human rights, it will describe the processes of institutionalization and internationalization of these rights. It will then focus on the most relevant human rights norms and institutions and explore the relations between human rights law and practice. Finally, the course will consider moral, legal and political debates on the foundations of human rights and their universalism.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The exam will consist in a class presentation and a written test.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
For the first part of the course, attendant students should prepare the following book (available also as ebook):
- J. Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, 2nd ed., Balckwell, Malden, 2007.
Readings for the class presentations will be assigned at the beginning of the course.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
The course considers the law, the theories and the practice of human rights. After introducing the concept of human rights, it will describe the processes of institutionalization and internationalization of these rights. It will then focus on the most relevant human rights norms and institutions and explore the relations between Human Rights law and practice. Finally, the course will consider moral, legal and political debates on the foundations of human rights and their universalism.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
The exam will consist in a written test.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Non-attendant students should prepare:
- J. Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights, 2nd ed., Balckwell, Malden, 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:
- J. Griffin, On Human Rights, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2008;
- 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.
All books are available also as ebooks.
Lezioni: 40 ore
Docente: Riva Nicola
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Il ricevimento è sospeso. Riprenderà il 7 gennaio 2020, ogni martedì, dalle 13.00 alle 16.00.
Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali - Stanza 206