Drawing on the below link respond to the following questions (Links to an external site.)

What is the Genocide Convention? When was it signed? When did it go into force?

In your own words what does Article I say?

According to Article II how is genocide defined?

QUESTION 2 (Links to an external site.)


Discuss the International Criminal Court answering the below questions:


1. What is the ICC and why was it created?

2. When/ How was the ICC created?

3. How does the ICC differ from the ICJ (International Court of Justice)?

4. Discuss 5 states that are NOT party to the ICC. Why do you believe they are not party to it?


Cobban, in "Think Again International Courts," challenges previously held assumptions about the relationship between international courts and human rights. Explain why Cobban sees courts and tribunals as ineffective for dealing with human rights violations (For example, what does she argue about international courts ability to achieve peace? Does she think war crimes prosecutions will deter future atrocities?) What paradigm is she most closely aligned with? Use direct citations from the reading to support your response.


What problems do Mchanagma and Verdirame see with the current state of human rights in the international system in their article "The Danger of Human Rights Proliferation?" Use direct quotations from the reading to support your response.


In the "Human Rights Revolution," Suter takes a detailed look at the history and evolution of human rights in the international system.

1. How does Suter define human rights?

2. What was the main catalyst for the human rights revolution? (think about events in the 1940s!)

3. Why is 1948 such an important date for human rights?

4. What is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?


Describe and explain Suter’s argument about the spread and effectiveness of human rights (Towards the end of his article, what does Suter think is the overall trend concerning human rights?) What paradigm is Suter most closely related to? Use direct citations to support your response.

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