17 September 2013
Is there a most important Human Rights concept in world poliitcs?
In typical IB Glopo fashion, our Year 2 folks had a lively debate on the extent to which there is a "most important' concept in the study of Human Rights. In the end, and after 4 distinct 'tournament rounds' discussing 32 different concepts, the class ended up unable to decide between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Crimes Against Humanity as the most important concept related to human rights and world politics. As you can see from our debate & discussion chart below, the Year 2 folks but a good deal of passion and consideration, if not thoughtfulness, into their reasoning. We'll use these introductory lessons as a launching point for our first case study in human rights; human trafficking and women's rights through studying Kristoff and WuDunn's Half the Sky.