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CJHR301: Understanding Human Rights

CJHR301: Understanding Human Rights

Course Description

 

This dynamic course on "Understanding Human Rights in International Security Studies" offers a multidimensional perspective on how human rights principles intersect with the complex world of international security. Students can expect to explore the intricate relationship between human rights and global security paradigms, exploring how these critical fields influence and shape each other in the modern world. The course provides a rich understanding of international legal frameworks and ethical considerations that govern human rights, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, various international treaties, and regional human rights instruments.

 

Throughout this course, students will critically analyze case studies where human rights and security issues converge, such as in conflict zones, counter-terrorism operations, and humanitarian crises. This will include examining the role of international and regional organizations in protecting human rights, the challenges posed by state and non-state actors, and the impact of security policies on human rights observance. A significant focus will be on the ethical dilemmas and policy decisions that arise in balancing national security interests with human rights obligations. By the end of the course, students will have developed a nuanced understanding of the challenges and opportunities in aligning human rights principles with security needs, equipping them with the knowledge to critically evaluate and contribute to this vital field in the context of international affairs.


 

Learning Outcomes

 

  • Grasp Fundamental Human Rights Principles: Understand the core principles of human rights as outlined in international frameworks like the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and grasp their relevance in global security.

  • Analyze Legal Frameworks and Instruments: Develop the ability to critically analyze various international and regional legal instruments and treaties related to human rights and how they intersect with security policies.

  • Evaluate Human Rights in Conflict and Security Contexts: Gain insights into the challenges and dynamics of human rights within various security contexts, including conflict zones, counter-terrorism efforts, and humanitarian interventions.

  • Understand the Role of International and Regional Organizations: Learn about the roles and responsibilities of international and regional organizations in promoting and protecting human rights within international security.

  • Critically Assess Ethical Dilemmas: Develop the ability to critically analyze and evaluate the ethical dilemmas and policy decisions in balancing national and international security interests with human rights obligations.

  • Apply Knowledge to Contemporary Issues: Apply theoretical knowledge to contemporary case studies, understanding the impact of security policies on human rights in different geopolitical contexts.

  • Formulate Informed Opinions and Solutions: Enhance skills in formulating well-informed opinions and potential solutions to challenges at the intersection of human rights and international security.

  • Develop Research and Analytical Skills: Strengthen research and analytical skills, particularly in assessing human rights issues in international security studies.

  • Communicate Effectively on Complex Issues: Improve communication skills, enabling practical discussion and debate on complex human rights and security issues tailored for diverse audiences.

  • Prepare for Advanced Study or Careers: Lay a strong foundation for advanced academic study or careers in human rights, international law, diplomacy, and international security.

    $199.00Price
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