Global Rights Studies
The degree modules offered in Global Rights Studies provide students with unique, responsible, and timely approaches to the critical study and support of persons’ and peoples’ rights within a global context. They are prepared in recognition of the fact that most universalist principles, laws, and approaches to protect rights, paradoxically and typically, are exclusionary in character. These proposed modules resist the study of rights in a contained or determined sense, as is the case when conceived in the form of “human rights.” From this position, these modules offer students opportunities to study how the rights of persons, particularly those of individuals and groups who experience marginalisation or exclusion in rights protection and respect for their rights claims, face contested politics of claiming and asserting autonomy, rights, and self–determination on world–wide bases. It is a program of study into the inevitable struggle for the right to rights.