Development and Human Rights
Full course description
This course focuses on the inter-relationship of development and human rights, with contributions from many different disciplines. We start by looking at human rights in an international context, with emphasis on the right to development, and explore related issues, e.g. poverty and political violence, and resulting out-migration and brain drain. We then look at the relation between development and conflict, and how the duration and intensity of conflicts amongst countries affect development. Finally, the course addresses some of the formal (and informal) options available at an international level to solve conflicts.
This course aims at providing a comprehensive overview of issues relating to the many perspectives of development and lack thereof, from its sources (non-fulfilment of human rights, poverty, conflict) to ways of alleviating it and the assessment of their effects.