This course presents human rights issues in international context, exploring major issues of power, justice, and cultural and institutional practices. From the philosophy of “the right to have rights” to contemporary policy dilemmas on immigration and racial and ethnic minority rights, this class unpacks rights assumptions and assesses “real world” solutions. What are human rights? Who deserves them? How are they protected? What obligation do states and citizens have to ensure rights are not violated? Students will engage selected international case studies to explore the pressing human rights issues of our time.