Is there a difference between real and fake human rights? Who decides? - IP18939
University of London Institute in Paris
Human rights are a surprisingly recent framework for pursuing justice, only becoming part of wider public consciousness in the latter part of the twentieth century. This Taster Course will analyse some of the specific geopolitical changes which led to a new focus on human rights, demonstrating that thinking historically is an essential part of studying and doing international politics.
The meaning of ‘human rights’ continues to incite debate amongst philosophers and lawyers, often suggesting that distinctions can be drawn between real human rights and fake human rights. However, such theoretical questions have dramatic real-world implications as this taster course will illustrate.