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6.      Final Examination
7.      Dissertations
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Code

Lecture Topic

 

Implementation / Interpretation of Human Rights

F1

Implementing State obligations : introduction to theoretical basis and practical implementation of international law in domestic systems

 

Implementation of Civil and Political Rights

F2

Freedom of expression and media freedom

F3

Freedom of conscience, religion and belief: legal perspectives

F4

Freedom of conscience, religion and belief: sociological and political perspectives

 

Implementation of Economic, Cultural and Social Rights

F5

Economic, social and cultural rights: justiciability and indivisibility issues)

F6

The right to health

F7

The right to education

F8

The right to housing

 

Interpretation of Key Conventions

F9

The CEDAW convention and gender based violence

F10

European convention on human rights/EU law on human rights

F11

American system, OAS,

The African system ACHR on human rights

F12

Overview of key ILO Conventions (part 1)

F13

Overview of key ILO Conventions (part 11)

F14

CRC and juvenile justice

 

 

Other

F15

International humanitarian law and its impact on human rights

F16

International criminal law: ICC and Ad Hoc tribunals

F17

Universal periodic review (special procedures)



Code

Lecture topic

 

The normative (cultural, religious) contexts in the Asia Pacific region

G1

Critical approaches to human rights discourse (including a discourse on Asian values)

G2

Cultural relativism and human rights; contemporary discourse

G3

Human rights and the impact of religion inspired nationalism

 

Relationship between deficits in democracy, processes of democratisation and human rights

 

G4

Emerging democracies: lessons from South Asia

G5

Emerging democracies: Asia Pacific region (lessons from Hong Kong)

G6

Liberal constitutionalism and Asian values

G7

Democracy in Sri Lanka: history of political conflict

G8

Human rights discourses in the context of post-colonialism and the challenges of nation-building

(not limited to Sri Lanka)

 

Human rights and development discourses (in the region)

G9

Globalisation and its impact on rights consciousness

G10

Economic globalisation and its impact on democracy

G11

Human rights and international financial institutions (IFIs), WTO

G12

Multinational corporations and human rights: questions about their relationships

 

Human rights and the development discourse

G13

Sustainable development: economic, environmental and social dimensions

 

G14

The rights-based approach to development and the right to development

G15

New development paradigm: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

G16

Key SDGs: reduced inequalities, sustainable cities, consumption and production (examples)

 

Key issues of concern in the Asia Pacific region

G17

Emerging labour issues: child labour

G18

International standards on migration and migrant workers: regional perspectives

G19

Human trafficking: international standards and regional perspectives

G20

National security/human security – both domestic and international

G21

Critical and emerging issues in feminist Discourse

G22

Disability and human rights – comparative policy perspectives

 

G23

LGBTQ rights: comparative approaches