Human Rights in Theory and Practice


The nature and value of human rights; examining some major debates over their status and meaning and assessing the role which the idea of human rights has played in changing lives, practices, and institutions. Questions considered include: whether commitments to human rights depend on a belief in moral truth; whether the idea of universal human rights makes sense in a culturally diverse world; and what forms of social action are most likely to achieve respect for human rights.
Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • EI
  • CZ
  • SS
Cross-Listed As
  • ICS 272
  • PHIL 262
  • PUBPOL 231
  • RIGHTS 262
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