What are human rights and why do we seem to need them? Some say we live in a post-human rights world. How is it that rights are inalienable and self-evident? This course examines the relationships between human rights, nation-states, corporations, international agencies, civil society, people, and the environment. In addition to the genealogy of human rights, the course focuses on the development and implementation of human rights instruments in the 20th and 21st centuries. 3 Cr.