21A.442 Violence, Human Rights, and Justice

Class Info

An examination of the problem of mass violence and oppression in the contemporary world, and of the concept of human rights as a defense against such abuse. Explores questions of cultural relativism, race, gender and ethnicity. Examines case studies from war crimes tribunals, truth commissions, anti-terrorist policies and other judicial attempts to redress state-sponsored wrongs. Considers whether the human rights framework effectively promotes the rule of law in modern societies. Students debate moral positions and address ideas of moral relativism.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.442 will be offered this semester (Fall 2018). It is instructed by E. C. James.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on Thursdays in E53-354.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

You can find more information at the MIT Anthropology: Undergraduate Subjects site or on the 21A.442 Stellar site.

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