Human Rights in non-western societies
This course provides to the students a general understanding over various theories of human rights and giving special attention to contradictions between universality of human rights and cultural relativism concept. Main aim of the course is to highlight tensions around human rights implementation in non-western societies and to explainwhy the practice, and not just the theory, of human rights matters. During the classes students will analyze specific cases of human rights concept in non-western societies, how it interprets in different environment and cultural background with focus on some very specific cases, such as protection of human rights in context of fight against terrorism, right to self-determination and others.
Preconditions: English level upper-intermediate
Hours: lectures 44 hours, seminars 20 hours
Forms of Control:
Freedom of assembly: comparative practices