Globalisation and Human Rights, 15 hp
This course encourages critical thinking about the relationship between the state and its citizens as the basis for the international human rights system within a context of globalisation. At focus is an examination of the role of the state and its possibilities to protect, promote and implement human rights in view of the effects of the globalisation process. This also involves an exploration of the role of new transnational actors and trends of cross-border human rights protection from legal, political and ethical perspectives. Some of the main themes that the course engages with in relation to human rights include theoretical perspectives of globalisation, globalisation and the state system, political globalisation and current issues, economic globalisation and new powers, human rights actors beyond the state and the effects of the development of the information and communication technology.