IHP/Comparative: Human Rights: Foundations, Challenges, and Advocacy

Investigate the historical and social contexts of diverse human rights movements.

offered by SIT Study Abroad

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Please visit our website for more information. Investigate the historical and social contexts of diverse human rights movements, including the roles of culture, political economy, and international law in four different countries. On this program, you will examine the rhetoric and reality of human rights, using an issues-based approach. Peacebuilding, truth and reconciliation, civil liberties, humanitarian intervention, environmental justice, gender equity, and labor rights are just a few of the inroads the program takes to pose a broader inquiry on the nature of human rights and its variance across borders. Key questions include: How are human rights universal? What are the root causes that incite struggles for human rights in different locations? What impacts do international institutions such as the UN have on securing human rights? What is the role of popular mobilization and activism? How can solidarity across borders be built on a human rights platform?


  • Human Rights Advocacy
  • Humanities
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Social Justice
  • Social Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Interreligious / Interethnic Relations


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