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History and human rights: Have human rights lived up to the promise of moral universalism, declared by the 18th century droits de l’homme political movements? Why or why not.

Instructions: Compose a 2000-word research essay, roughly 8 pages double-spaced 12pt font (note: there will be penalties for infringing on the stated length requirements) on one of the list of topics concerning the relation of law, rights and political morality provided below (these list of topics correspond to individual weekly modules in the course). Your paper must draw upon at least three primary sources relevant to the topic (consult the syllabus for the list of relevant readings). These three sources may include: the required readings, supplementary readings, or landmark cases.
Evaluation Criteria:
-A clear understanding of the issue. Your paper should demonstrate clear evidence that you have read and understood the primary source material. You can clearly explain
-key concepts and show a general understanding of the topic.
-Effectively explain the key debates or controversies relevant to the issue. Demonstrate understanding of the competing normative/moral considerations.
-Engage in a fair and objective comparison of competing normative/moral positions, and development an argument in support of one of those positions, carefully
-explaining your justification for this position.
Topic:
History and human rights: Have human rights lived up to the promise of moral universalism, declared by the 18th century droits de l’homme political movements? Why or why not.
Reference that must use in this essay
-Two Traditions of Human Rights
-Introduction (Inventing human rights: a history)
-Human Rights in the 2 1st Century. Take a Walk on the Dark Side
-Indigenous rights at a crossroads: Territorial struggles, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and legal geographies of liminality (can be an example)

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