Readings

You will need only one book for this course:

Glendon, Mary Ann. 2002. A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 1st edition. New York: Random House Trade Paperbacks.

The book is also available in Kindle and Nook formats, which are acceptable if your prefer an electronic copy.

We will also read several papers and articles:

  • Andrews, Penelope. 2007. Women’s Human Rights and the Conversation Across Cultures. SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 968389. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network. http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=968389.
  • Freeman, Marsha A. 2014. “The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women in the United States: Whether, When, and What If?” Michigan State Law Review 2014 (2): 227–40.
  • Hainsfurther, Jennifer S. 2009. “Rights-Based Approach: Using CEDAW to Protect the Human Rights of Migrant Workers.” American University International Law Review 24 (5): 843–95.
  • Kilkelly, Ursula. 2001. “The Best of Both Worlds for Children’s Rights? Interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights in the Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.” Human Rights Quarterly 23 (2): 308–26.
  • Perry, Michael J. 1997. “Are Human Rights Universal? The Relativist Challenge and Related Matters.” Human Rights Quarterly 19 (3): 461–509.
  • Shestack, Jerome J. 1998. “The Philosophic Foundations of Human Rights.” Human Rights Quarterly 20 (2): 201–34.

These are available in our library’s subscribed databases or through the Social Science Resource Network.