Week 1: The International Legal Framework
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Human Rights Covenants
David P. Forsythe, Human Rights in International Relations (2nd ed.), ch. 2
Johannes Morsink, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting and Intent, ch. 1, 2.
Richard Bilder, “Overview of International Human Rights Law,” in Hurst Hannum, ed., Guide to International Human Rights Practice (4th ed.).
Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston, and Ryan Goodman, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals (3rd ed.), pp. 58-148.
Week 2: Rights and Human Rights
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 1, 2.
Henry Shue, Basic Rights, pp. 13-22, 29-40, 51-64.
Joel Feinberg, “The Nature and Value of Rights,” in Patrick Hayden (ed.), The Philosophy of Human Rights.
Martha Nussbaum, “Capabilities and Human Rights,” in Hayden.
Steven Lukes, “Five Fables about Human Rights,” in Stephen Shute and Susan Hurley, eds. On Human Rights: The Oxford Amnesty Lecctures 1993.
James Nickel, “Human Rights,” §§1,2, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rights-human/
Johannes Morsink, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting and Intent, ch. 8.
Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld, "Some Fundamental Legal Conceptions as Applied in Judicial Reasoning," Yale Law Journal 23 (November 1913): 16-59.
James Nickel, Making Sense of Human Rights.
Ronald Dworkin, "Taking Rights Seriously," in Taking Rights Seriously.
Peter Jones, Rights.
Micheline Ishay, The History of Human Rights, ch. 1.
Thomas Pogge, "How Should Human Rights Be Conceived?" Patrick Hayden (ed.), The Philosophy of Human Rights.
Michael Freeman, "The Philosophical Foundations of Rights," Human Rights Quarterly 16 (August 1994): 491-514.
H. L. A. Hart, "Are There Any Natural Rights?," in Hayden.
Alan Gewirth, "The Basis and Content of Human Rights," in Gewirth, Human Rights: Essays on Justification and Application.
Jerome J. Shestack, "The Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights," Human Rights Quarterly 20 (May 1998): 200-234.
Maurice Cranston, What are Human Rights?.
R. J. Vincent, Human Rights and International Relations, ch. 1.
Michael J. Perry, The Idea of Human Rights: Four Inquiries, ch. 2.
Week 3: The West, Liberalism, and Economic Rights
Donnelly, UHR, pp. 27-33 and ch. 3 and 4.
Micheline Ishay, The History of Human Rights, ch. 2.
Johannes Morsink, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Origins, Drafting and Intent, ch. 5, 6.
Daniel J. Whelan and Jack Donnelly, “The West, Economic and Social Rights, and the Global Human Rights Regime: Setting the Record Straight,” Human Rights Quarterly 29 (November 2007): 908-949.
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 11.
John Locke, Second Treatise of Government, §§1-51, 54, 57-59, 61, 63, 77, 85-90, 95, 98, 99, 102, 104, 105, 107, 108, 111, 116, 119-131, 134, 135, 138, 142, 143, 149-151, 155, 158, 173-174, 186, 190, 194-196, 199, 200 (last sentence after long quote), 202 (first sentence), 204, 220-222, 228-230, 240-243.
Ishay, History, ch. 3.
Ian Shapiro, The Evolution of Rights in Liberal Theory.
Week 4: Group Rights, Peoples’ Rights, and Generations of Human Rights
Ishay, History, ch. 4.
Jennifer Jackson-Preece, “Human Rights and Cultural Pluralism,” in Gene M. Lyons and James Mayall, eds., International Human Rights in the 21st Century.
Hurst Hannum, “Indigenous Rights,” in Lyons and Mayall.
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples http://daccessdds.un.org/doc/UNDOC/GEN/N06/512/07/PDF/N0651207.pdf?OpenElement
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 12.
Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston, and Ryan Goodman, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals (3rd ed.), pp. 1442-1448, 1450-1452
Donnelly, “Third Generation Rights,” in C. Brolmann, R. Lefeber and M. Zieck, Peoples and Minorities in International Law.
Johannes Morsink, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ch. 3.
William F. Felice, "The Case for Collective Human Rights: The Reality of Group Suffering," Ethics and International Affairs 10 (1996): 47-61.
Week 5: Cultural Relativism
Makau Mutua, “Savages, Victims, and Saviors: The Metaphor of Human Rights,” Harvard International Law Journal 42 (Winter 2001): 201-245.
Chandra Muzaffar, “From Human Rights to Human Dignity,” in Peter Van Ness (ed.), Debating Human Rights.
Jack Donnelly, “The Relative Universality of Human Rights,” Human Rights Quarterly 29 (May 2007): 281-306.
Marina Svensson, Debating Human Rights in China, ch. 4-7, 12.
Onuma Yasuaki, “Toward an Intercivililzational Approach to Human Rights,” in Joanne Bauer and Daniel Bell, The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights.
Michael E. Goodhart, “Neither Relative Nor Universal: A Reply to Donnelly” and Jack Donnelly, “Human Rights: Both Universal and Relative (A Reply to Goodhart),” Human Rights Quarterly 31 (February 2008): 183-204.
Andrew J. Nathan, "Universalism: A Particularistic Account," in Lynda Bell, Andrew J. Nathan, and Ilan Peleg, Negotiating Culture and Human Rights.
Ann-Belinda S. Preis, "Human Rights as Cultural Practice: An Anthropological Critique," Human Rights Quarterly 18 (May 1996): 286-315.
Rhoda E. Howard. "Cultural Absolutism and the Nostalgia for Community," Human Rights Quarterly 15 (May 1993): 315-338.
Michael G. Barnhart, "Getting Beyond Cross-Talk: Why Persisting Disagreements Are Philosophically Nonfatal," in Bell, Nathan, and Peleg.
Bhikhu Parekh, "Non-ethnocentric Universalism," in Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler, Human Rights in Global Politics.
Charles Taylor, "Conditions of an Unforced Consensus on Human Rights," in Bauer and Bell.
Thomas M. Franck, "Are Human Rights Universal?" Foreign Affairs 80 (January-February 2001).
Costas Douzinas, The End of Human Rights.
C. B. Macpherson, The Political Theory of Possessive Individualism.
Mary Ann Glendon, Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse.
Arthur J. Dyck, Rethinking Rights and Responsibilities: The Moral Bonds of Community.
Henry B. Veatch, Human Rights: Fact or Fancy?.
Adbul Aziz Said, “Human Rights in Islamic Perspectives,” in Pollis and Schwab OR “Precept and Practice of Human Rights in Islam,” Universal Human Rights [Human Rights Quarterly] 1 (1979): 63-80.
Fouad Zakaria, “Human Rights in the Arab World: The Islamic Context,” in UNESCO, Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights.
Majid Khadduri, “Human Rights in Islam,” The Annals 243 (January 1946): 77-81.
Dunstan M. Wai, Human Rights in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in Pollis and Schwab.
Kwasi Wiredu, “An Akan Perspective on Human Rights,” in Patrick Hayden (ed.), The Philosophy of Human Rights..
Josiah A. M. Cobbah,. “African Values and the Human Rights Debate: An African Perspective,” Human Rights Quarterly 9 (August 1987).
Timothy Fernyhough, “Human Rights and Precolonial Africa,” in Ronald Cohen, Goran Hyden, and Winston P. Nagan, Human Rights and Governance in Africa.
Legesse, Asmarom (1980). “Human Rights in African Political Culture,” in Kenneth W. Thompson, The Moral Imperatives of Human Rights: A World Survey.
Yougindra Khushalani, “Human Rights in Asia and Africa,” Human Rights Law Journal 4 (no. 4 1983): 403-442.
Ralph Buultjens, “Human Rights in Indian Political Culture,” in Thompson.
Norani Othman, “Grounding Human Rights Arguments in Non-Western Culture: Shari'a and the Citizenship Rights of Women in a Modern Islamic State,” in Bauer and Bell.
Week 6: Multilateral Human Rights Institutions
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 8.
Hurst Hannum, ed., Guide to International Human Rights Practice (4th ed.), chapters 3, 4, 11.
Henry J. Steiner, Philip Alston, and Ryan Goodman, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals (3rd ed.), pp. 737-742, 746-769, 774-835, 844-886, 891-916.
Julie A. Mertus, The United Nations and Human Rights: A Guide for a New Era, ch. 2, 5 and Appendices B, C.
Joel E. Oestreich, Power and Principle: Human Rights Programming in International Organizations
Week 7: Regional Human Rights Institutions
Hannum, Guide (4th ed.), ch. 7-9.
Steiner, Alston, and Goodman (3rd ed.), pp. 925-1083.
Week 8: Human Rights and Foreign Policy: An Introduction
Forsythe, Human Rights in International Relations (2nd ed.), ch. 6.
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 9, 10.
David P. Forsythe, Human Rights and Comparative Foreign Policy, ch. 2-5, 7.
Jack Donnelly and Debra Liang-Fenton, “Introduction,” in Liang-Fenton, ed., Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy.
Week 9: Responding to Tiananmen
Rosemary Foot, Rights Beyond Borders, ch. 1, 4-9.
Rosemary Foot, “Bush, China and Human Rights,” Survival 45 (2003): 167-186.
Merle Goldman, “Monitoring Human Rights in China,” in Liang-Fenton (ed.), Implementing U.S. Human Rights Policy.
Roberta Cohen, “People's Republic of China: The Human Rights Exception,” Human Rights Quarterly November 1987.
K. V. Kesavan, "Japan and the Tiananmen Square Incident," Asian Survey, July 1990, pp. 669-681.
David Arase, "Japanese Policy Toward Democracy and Human Rights in Asia," Asian Survey, October 1993, pp. 935-952.
David Lampton, "America's China Policy in the Age of the Finance Minister: Clinton Ends Linkage," China Quarterly, September 1994, pp. 597-621.
Elizabeth Economy and Michel Oksenberg (eds.), China Joins the World.
Ann Kent, China, The United Nations, and Human Rights.
Alastair Iain Johnston and Robert S. Ross, Engaging China: The Management of an Emerging Power.
Week 10: The Kosovo Intervention
Albrecht Schnabel and Ramesh Thakur, Kosovo and the Challenges of Humanitarian Intervention, ch. 1-9, 14-17.
Independent International Commission on Kosovo, The Kosovo Report, Executive Summary. http://www.reliefweb.int/library/documents/thekosovoreport.htm
Week 11: Humanitarian Intervention Against Genocide
Michael Walzer, Just and Unjust Wars, pp. 51-62 and ch. 6.
Terry Nardin, “The Moral Basis of Humanitarian Intervention,” Ethics and International Affairs 16 (no. 1, 2002): 57-70.
The Responsibility to Protect, Report of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty. http://www.iciss.ca/pdf/Commission-Report.pdf
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 14.
Kok-Chor Tan, “The Duty to Protect,” in Terry Nardin and Melissa S. Williams (eds.), Humanitarian Intervention.
Schnabel and Thakur, ch. 20, 21, 25, 30, 31.
Week 12: Human Rights and the War on Terror
Harold Koh, “A United States Human Rights Policy for the 21st Century,” St. Louis University Law Journal 42 (2002). Read only pp. 331-344.
Steiner, Alston, and Goodman (3rd ed.), ch. 5.
Alison Brysk and Gershon Shafir (eds.), National Insecurity and Human Rights: Democracies Debate Counterterrorism, ch. 5-10. http://repositories.cdlib.org/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=gaia/gaia_books
Weiss, Crahan, and Goering (eds.), Wars on Terrorism and Iraq: Human Rights, Unilateralism and U.S. Foreign Policy.
Connor Gearty, Can Human Rights Survive?.
Week 13: Human Rights and Asian Values
Anthony J. Langlois, The Politics of Justice and Human Rights.
Donnelly, UHR, ch. 7.