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Asian Studies: Human Rights in Asia

CÖSM33

Course code: CÖSM33
Swedish title: Asienstudier: Mänskliga rättigheter i Asien
ECTS credits: 7.5

Study period: autumn 2019
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2019-11-04 – 2019-12-03
Language of instruction: English
Eligibility: The students must have a Bachelor's degree in social sciences, humanities, economics or law and at least 30 credits in Asian studies or equivalent. English 6/English course B.
Application code: LU-19671

Description

The aim of the course is to enable the students to critically analyze the problems and prospects that exist for human rights work in Asia. The focus is on the cultural, social, economic and political factors that prevent or promote the application of human rights protection in different societies in Asia

Differences and similarities with regard to problems and policies regarding human rights in the region are analyzed and discussed. The participation of various Asian countries in the international system for the protection of human rights and in various rights instruments is analyzed.

The course examines the relationship between international legislation to protect human rights and national legislation. It also provides an introduction to local and regional debates as well as the work on human rights, with a particular focus on the major differences between different states and NGOs regarding the work and priorities regarding human rights. The course is based on central texts in the international legislation on human rights, but aims to integrate international law theory with social and political science theory and area studies. The course advocates and applies an interdisciplinary approach to the study of human rights, which is reflected in the teaching, choice of subjects and course literature.

Modules

  1. Individual Seminar Assignment, 2.5 ECTS
  2. Individual Take-Home Exam, 5 ECTS

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