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Is there a difference between real and fake human rights? Who decides? - IP22312

University of London Institute in Paris

Philosophers and lawyers argue amongst themselves about how real human rights (freedom from torture?) can be distinguished from fake ones (a right to the internet?). This debate, however, is also a political one. The last four decades have seen increasing struggles at the United Nations and elsewhere over who gets to define human rights in practice. This Taster Course illustrates some dramatic real-world consequences of these apparently theoretical questions.

Before the International Politics taster course starts, there will be a 30-minute introduction to life at ULIP. Shortly after the end of the taster course, you will be invited for a coffee, tea and cookies reception, where you will have the opportunity to meet the lecturer and chat with student ambassadors.

If you are interested in the BA in International Politics with French programme, or if you are generally interested in French Studies, then you may also wish to register to attend our French Studies taster course from 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm taking place just before this International Politics taster course.