April 4, 2013 Progress = rules and courts Global system: UN, ICC, ICJ, Treiteis related to the state level that are similar to international treaties but they have courts Human rights abuse in the region of Europe, exhaust domestic remedies then go to the European Court of Human Rights Progress, evolved the motst. Individuals can bypass their state Commission – interamerican commonission Human rights are universal, end of story. Universal rights but domestic interpretation Western dominance Truth to power because cannot be fragmented but here are three examples of why the idea of universaility is problematic Feel your own history is universal The content of human rights is culturally particular and individualistc etc You have to decide and be consistent USA moving towards relativism (torture ok sometimes) and the Arab region
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