Undergraduate Department of Government and Public Administration - CUHK

Class Code: GPAD2300
Academic Year: 2023 - 2024
Title: Understanding Human Rights

Professor William James Clark SMITH

Period: Th 10:30AM - 01:15PM
Location: UCC_C5

(UGED2700 is double-coded with GPAD2300.)

This course is to expose students to the field of human rights as a cross-disciplinary sub-discipline in law and political science. This course will assist students to better understand the debate concerning human rights both at home and abroad. The course will cover the international law and political issues in this field, the application of human rights in the domestic context and major problems in international human rights practice, including, for example, questions of gender discrimination, humanitarian intervention in domestic conflicts, poverty and human rights, and questions of universalism and cultural relativism.