ECTS - Human Rights in global Politics

Human Rights in global Politics (IR408) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Human Rights in global Politics IR408 3 0 0 3 4
Pre-requisite Course(s)
none
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Demonstration, Discussion, Experiment, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Observation Case Study.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gözde Yılmaz
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The purpose of this course is to familiarise students with the Notion of human rights from a legal, political and philosophical point of view. To this end, an interdisciplinary approach is adopted while studying fundamental universal documents pertaining to human rights, different human rights systmens and institutional frameworks.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Study the historical development of universal human rights.
  • Explore the influences of domestic and foreign relations to human rights.
  • Elaborate on the choose of homework resource.
Course Content Aa wide range of topics starting with the foundations of human rights and a historical background on the development of the notion, human rights in connection to contemporary concepts and/or issues.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 General Introduction None
2 Normative, Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights; and Human Rights in International Relations Darren O'Byrne, Human Rights: An Introduction, Essex: Pearson Education Ltd; 2003.
3 Historical Background (Part 1/2): British and American Human Rights Practices and their Implications Magna Carta (1215) Petition of Rights (1628) Habeas Corpus Act (1679) Act of Settlement (1701) Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776) Michael Goodhart, Human Right: Politics and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
4 Historical Background (Part 2/2): French and Ottoman Human Rights practices and their Implications Declararion of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (1789) The Imperial Decree on Reshaping Decree (1839) The Imperial Decree on Reforms (1856) The 1876 Constitution Michael Goodhart, Human Right: Politics and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009 Korkut Tankuter, (ed.) İnsan Hakları, İstanbul, Cogito, 1998.
5 Human Rights Developments Following the Two World Wars: - League of Nations Era - The UN system and Human Rights Korkut Tankuter, (ed.) İnsan Hakları, İstanbul, Cogito, 1998.
6 UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) Philip Alston and Euan Macdonald, Human Rights, Intervention, and Use of Force, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. Levin Leah, Human Rights, Questions and Answers, UNESCO, 1996. Darren O'Byrne, Human Rights: An Introduction, Essex: Pearson Education Ltd; 2003.
7 European System and Human Rights - Council of Europe and Human Rights - European Social Charter Levin Leah, Human Rights, Questions and Answers, UNESCO, 1996. Darren O'Byrne, Human Rights: An Introduction, Essex: Pearson Education Ltd; 2003.
8 Midterm Exam None
9 Practice of the European Human Rights Court with special reference to Turkey's cases before it. Articles and legal documents given by the instructor.
10 Human Rights in other systems: - the African System - OSCE and Human Rights Levin Leah, Human Rights, Questions and Answers, UNESCO, 1996. Darren O'Byrne, Human Rights: An Introduction, Essex: Pearson Education Ltd; 2003. Javaid Rehman, International Human Rights Law, Pearson Education, 2003.
11 Torture Levin Leah, Human Rights, Questions and Answers, UNESCO, 1996.
12 Genocide Levin Leah, Human Rights, Questions and Answers, UNESCO, 1996.
13 Terror The United Nations Headquarets Home Page (on the internet) Amnesty International Online The Human Right Watch Home Page International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect Home Page How to Make a Complaint to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies Online
14 Humanitarian Intervention and Human Rights The United Nations Headquarets Home Page (on the internet) Amnesty International Online The Human Right Watch Home Page International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect Home Page How to Make a Complaint to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies Online
15 General Overview None
16 Final Exam None

Sources

Course Book 1. Michael Goodhart, Human Right: Politics and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009
Other Sources 2. Philip Alston and Euan Macdonald, Human Rights, Intervention, and Use of Force, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
3. Levin Leah, Human Rights, Questions and Answers, UNESCO, 1996.
4. Darren O'Byrne, Human Rights: An Introduction, Essex: Pearson Education Ltd; 2003.
5. Javaid Rehman, International Human Rights Law, Pearson Education, 2003.
6. Scott Davidson, Law and Political Change: Human Rights, Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1995.
7. Henry J. Steiner and Philip Alston, International Human Rights in Context: Law, Politics, Morals, Second Edition, Great Britain: Oxford University Press, 2000.
8. Korkut Tankuter, (ed.) İnsan Hakları, İstanbul, Cogito, 1998.
9. The United Nations Headquarets Home Page (on the internet)
10. Amnesty International Online
11. The Human Right Watch Home Page
12. International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect Home Page
13. How to Make a Complaint to the UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies Online

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation 1 10
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 1 10
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 50
Toplam 4 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level X
3 Having adequate knowledge about history of international relations and being able to analyze historical processes, events and international actors X
4 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the contemporary either global, regional or national actors and their future positions X
5 Acquiring the ability to have an interdisciplinary perspective that synthesizes other disciplines to IR X
6 Developing necessary quantitative and qualitative research skills in International Relations X
7 Having ability to express herself/himself with regard to disciplinary issues X
8 Having the ability of reaching relevant sources and knowing the way she/he uses particular knowledge X
9 Having the ability of analytical thinking, critical analysis and developing rational argument X
10 Being able to use English for everyday conversations as well as in an advanced level for professional purposes. X
11 Having a responsible perspective in parallel with ethical principles and having necessary knowledge about ethical liability. X
12 Understanding the importance of lifelong learning, accessing information, following contemporary events and developments in scientific community and having the ability of renewing herself/himself in accordance with it. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Project
Report
Homework Assignments 1 5 5
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 10 10
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 20 20
Total Workload 125