How have Human Rights been 'politicised'?
In this lesson we are going to try and answer the question 'are economic sanctions for human rights, in themselves, an abuse of human rights'. But first, however, we need to consider exactly what is meant by economic sanctions. By the way, we are going to explore lots of sources this lesson and take time to discuss them as we move through the class. It is worth taking time now decide the structure for your note-taking.
Now, based on what we have just seen... what do you think? Are economic sanctions themselves a violation of human rights. Don't worry, you will have chance to modify your answer as we go along.
A bit of reading for you here. Check out this article from the International Association from Political Science Students.
Does this this make you change your answer?
Ok, what about this video which explore the ethical dimension of economic sanctions?