Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3239: International Human Rights

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, “State Responsibility Under International Human Rights Law to Change

Religious and Customary Laws,” in Rebecca Cook, ed., Human Rights of Women: National and

International Perspectives. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994: 167-8.

Charlotte Bunch, ‘Women’s Rights as Human Rights: Towards a Re-Vision of Human Rights’ in Human

Rights Quarterly, Vol. 486 (1990).

David Forsythe, Human Rights in International Relations, Cambridge:

Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Jack Donnelly, Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice, Third Edition, Cornell University Press,


Jerome J. Shestack, “The Philosophic Foundations of Human Rights,” Human Rights Quarterly 20 ( May

1998): 201-34.

John J. Tilley, “Cultural Relativism,” Human Rights Quarterly 22 (2000): 501-547.

Will Kymlicka, ‘The Internationalization of Minority Rights’, International Journal of Constitutional Law,

6.1 (2008): 1-32.

Kurt Mills, A New Sovereignty? Human Rights in the Emerging Global Order, London: Macmillan, 1998.

Oona A. Hathaway and Harold Hongju Koh eds., Foundations of International Law and Politics,

Foundation Press, 2005.

P. Scannella and P.Splinter, ‘The United Nations Human Rights Council: A Promise to be Fulfilled’ in

Human Rights Law Review, vol. 7, no. 1 (2007).

Suzanne Egan, “Strengthening the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Body System,” Human Rights

Law Review, Volume 13, Number 2 (2013).