Codification, protection and monitoring of human rights
2.2.1 Core Instruments of Human Rights
2.2.2 International Courts
Case Study: The Rwandan Genocide and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda
Applying IR Theory to Rwanda
Some of you will have watched the film Hotel Rwanda. This is a simplification of a complex story for the purposes of making a movie. There is no one truth about what happened.
2.2.3 Human Rights Monitoring
Case Study: Amnesty International
Examine the claim that human rights as presented in treaties and covenants are not enforceable and are therefore of little use to vulnerable populations.
The central problem with international human rights laws and treaties is that they are open to different interpretations. Discuss this view.
“The evolution of human rights since 1948 has undermined the effectiveness of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” To what extent do you agree with this claim?