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SOC-3010 Global Civics

Week 5 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

In Defense of Human Rights

This article addresses the need for more defenders, rather than critics, for international human rights law and the human rights movement. It addresses some of the criticisms and considers the current political environment. As you read, take time to think about your own views and how each group on different sides of this issue has an impacting effect.

Bennoune, K., (2019). In defense of human rights. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 52(5), 1209-1235.

The Opportunities and Risks of Mobile Phones for Refugees’ Experience: A Scoping Review

Technology is an opportunity and a threat to human rights. Mobile phones, in particular, represent a dual-edged sword in this regard. This article looks at the opportunities and threats among refugees, a vulnerable population from a human rights perspective.

Mancini, T., Sibilla, F., Argiropoulos, D., Rossi, M., & Everri, M. (2019). The opportunities and risks of mobile phones for refugees’ experience: A scoping review. PloS One, 14(12), e0225684.

U.N. Human Rights Expert on Rise of Racism

U.N. human rights experts discuss their observation of the rise of racism and xenophobia in the United States.

Associated Press. (2017). U.N. human rights expert on rise of racism. [Video]. USA: Associated Press.

Dignity and Human Rights: A Reconceptualization

The article reviews the concept of human rights and its relationship with human dignity. A key part of the paper is that human rights articulate the standards for human dignity.

Valentini, L. (2017). Dignity and human rights: A reconceptualization. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 37(4), 862-885.

Coronavirus: Race Against the Pandemic

It is time to prepare for this week’s assignment. Part of the human experience and global security is the health of the world population. COVID 19 brought about a great change in our world population. From the toll on first responders to the loss of lives. Even the security of personal well-being is in play with COVID 19. People are social distancing, wearing masks and picking up curbside. Watch the following video to see how COVID 19 has affected the global population.