1. Making Human Rights a Reality - Emilie M. Hafner-Burton 2013

    Book Required This text provides useful background for many sections of the course. Chapters are identified where they are relevant to the topics in particular weeks.

  2. OHCHR | Home

    Webpage Required The website of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

  3. Week 1: Introduction, historical context 3 items
    1. The evolution of international human rights: visions seen - Paul Gordon Lauren, ebrary, Inc c2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Chapter 2 only

    2. Walk Free Foundation

      Website Recommended A foundation dedicated to ending modern slavery

  4. Week 2: Treaties and related institutions 4 items
    Chapters 4 and 7 of Hafner-Burton are relevant
    1. System reform - Emilie Hafner-Burton 2013

      Chapter Required

  5. Week 3: Abuses: where, when and why? 2 items
    1. State Repression and Political Order - Christian Davenport 06/2007

      Article Recommended

    2. War making and state making as organized crime - Charles Tilly 1985

      Chapter Recommended

  6. Week 4: Mechanisms of influence, 1: the role of states 5 items
    Chapters 8, 11 and 12 of Hafner-Burton are relevant
    1. Women, Peace, and Security: Are We There Yet? - Labonte, MelissaCurry, Gaynel Jul-Sep 2016

      Article Recommended

    2. The strange triumph of human rights - Mark Mazower

      Document Recommended

  7. Week 5: Mechanisms of influence, 2: the role of NGOs 6 items
    Chapters 9, 10 and 12 of Hafner-Burton are relevant
    1. Chapter 6 of "Human Rights in International Relations" - David P. Forsythe 2006

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Gender and the role of women in the Colombia peace process - Virginia M Bouvier March 2016

      Webpage Recommended Prepared for the United Nations Global Study on 15 Years of Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000)

    3. Chapter seven of "Human rights in international relations" - David P. Forsythe 2018

      Book Recommended

  8. Week 6: When rights conflict: universalism vs. relativism 7 items
    1. The Attack on Human Rights - Michael Ignatieff 2001

      Article Recommended

    2. The Global Backlash Against Gay Rights - Omar G. Encarnación 2 May 2017

      Article Recommended Entire article does not appear to be accessible through Safari

  9. Week 7: Group rights, minority rights 10 items
    1. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

      Document Required The declaration was agreed to by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007; New Zealand was one of four countries which voted against the declaration at that time, but declared its support in 2010.

    2. Inside Xinjiang, China - Anonymous Jun 2, 2018

      Article Recommended

    3. Five fables about human rights - Steven Lukes

      Document Recommended An idiosyncratic exploration of both why human rights are needed and some of the dilemmas and contradictions attached to them, particularly when rights are defined in terms of groups rather than individuals. From Lukes' Oxford Amnesty Lecture, February 1993

    4. The European Court of Human Rights and minority religions - Effie Fokas, James T. Richardson 02/10/2017

      Article Recommended

  10. Week 8: Rights of international migrants 6 items
    1. UNHCR - The Refugee Convention

      Webpage Required The text of the convention, still current, which was agreed to in 1951, and came into effect in 1954

    2. Five Myths About Syrian Refugees - Max Abrahms, Denis Sullivan, Charles Simpson March 22, 2017

      Article Recommended

    3. Economic impact of refugees - J. Edward Taylor, Mateusz J. Filipski, Mohamad Alloush, Anubhab Gupta 05/07/2016

      Article Recommended

    4. Migration, human rights, and health - Wolffers, IvanVerghis, SharunaMarin, Malu Dec 13, 2003

      Article Recommended

    5. The Quiet War on Asylum - Tracey Barnett 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended A discussion and critique of New Zealand asylum and refugee policy

  11. Week 9: Human rights and conflict 1 item
  12. Week 10: Preventing atrocities 4 items
    1. The Responsibility to Protect - Gareth Evans, Mohamed Sahnoun 2002

      Article Recommended

    2. Rwanda in Retrospect - Alan J. Kuperman 2000

      Article Recommended

  13. Week 11: Bringing violators to justice 5 items
    1. The justice cascade: how human rights prosecutions are changing world politics - Kathryn Sikkink 2011

      Chapter Recommended

    2. Situations

      Webpage Recommended Situations under investigation by the International Criminal Court

  14. Week 12: Hot topics 0 items