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Teaching Human Rights Online

Teaching Human Rights Online

This site provides nine detailed case studies on human rights issues: Clinton's response to Kosovo, the International Court of Justice's response to genocide, rape and genocide in Rwanda, terrorism and human rights in India, Muslim women's rights, several different perspectives on forced labor and the Doe v. Unocal case, and international disputes over the death penalty.

The modules are mostly text but include some photos, maps, and interactive features (students can, for example, type in answers and submit them online).  An instructor's manual is also available by request, and briefer tips for using the materials in teaching are included within each module.
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Netty Provost
Netty Provost (Faculty)
6 years ago

This site features a number of real world case studies related to human rights.  I can easly see incorporating the short case study descriptions from the site into discussion forums or class discussion in my introductory ethics classes or in a more spicific ethics course on human rights.  The case studies range from issues of genocide to women's rights to business ethics.  All of the case studies seem to also be available in a single file is a nice feature.

Technical Remarks:

The website design is pretty basic but it's relativly easy to navigate the site.

Time spent reviewing site: 20 min.