Thu, Apr 8
POL 309-800, International Law
SUNY Oswego | Spring 2021
Dr. Craig Warkentin
- Ch. 8, Human Rights (381-406)
- Describe the International Bill of Rights and, broadly speaking, the content of each constituent part.
- Discuss UN mechanisms for addressing human rights, including the Human Rights Committee.
- Assess the prospects for effectively monitoring and enforcing international human rights standards.
- Why did Libya do what it did in the El Hagog case? What should it have done differently? What could the Committee have done differently in this case? Explain your answers.
- Why did Peru do what it did in the Huamán case? What should it have done differently? What could the Committee have done differently in this case? Explain your answers.
- What does it mean that the Committee gave "due weight...to the author's allegations [and] claims" in each of these two cases? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Explain your answers.
- How valuable are the UN mechanisms discussed in today's reading? What do involved parties gain from their existence and use? Would El Hagog or Huamán answer differently? Why?
- Which rights in the UDHR, ICCPR, and ICESCR do you consider to be "human" rights? Which are not "human" rights? Compare answers with your classmates and explain any differences.
- What rights was Libya found to have violate?
- What effect did the failure of Libya to respond to the Committee's request for information on the merits of the complaint have on the Committee's decision?
- Why did the Committee not consider the allegations related to the death penalty?
- Why did Committee member Salvioli think that the Committee should have considered the death penalty?
- What remedies did the Committee indicate?
- What provisions of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights where found to have been violated by Peru?
- What effect did Peru's failure to respond have?
- What remedies did the Human Rights Committee indicate must be provided by Peru?
- As a party to the ICCPR, must Peru provide abortion on demand?
- China elected to UN rights council despite criticism over rights violations
- Human Rights Watch details North Korea pretrial detention abuses in new report
- US joins Belarus, Hungary, Poland, Brazil, Bahrain, UAE, Iraq, Uganda and Sudan in anti-abortion declaration
- UN postpones Libya human rights investigation due to lack of funds
- UN rights chief urges Iran to release jailed rights defenders over COVID concerns
- Trump administration alters and downplays human rights abuses in reports