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Rights and justice in international relations

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Rights and justice in international relations

Can the concept of human rights be applied across borders or are rights culturally specific? Is it realistic, or even desirable, to aim at an international system based on universal principles of justice? This free course, Rights and justice in international relations, takes a critical view of the assumption that 'rights are a good thing' and looks at the problems that arise when they are applied in the international arena.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand the different interpretations of internationally recognised notions of rights and justice
  • give examples of implementing justice in an international sphere
  • investigate questions in international studies
  • analyse the different agencies of change in the international system.

First Published: 14/08/2012

Updated: 03/03/2016

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