Course Readings


Week One: Conceptual and Definitional Issues

Monday, July 1, 2019 – Course Overview and Inaugural Lecture

For session with Prof. Marks:

Human Rights A Brief Intro 2019

Chronology of UN Milestones on Human Rights and Development

The United Nations and Human Rights

For session with Prof. Adrian:

Reading Assignments

For session with Dr. Klugman:

Required Reading:

Justice for Women: Executive Summary

Additional Reading:

Justice for Women: Full Report

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 – Understanding Development

For session with Prof. Henson:

What is Development

For session with Dr. McInerney-Lankford:

Human Rights Indicators in Development An Introduction – Read Chapter 1: Introduction

Wednesday, July 3, 2019 – Understanding Human Rights

For session with Prof. Adrian:

Reading Assignments

For session with Prof. Henson:

Food and Nutrition

Friday, July 5, 2019 – Poverty and Human Rights

For simulation:

Cycle 1 – India National Report

Cycle 1 – India Stakeholders

Cycle 1 – Law Background

Cycle 1 – Working Group Report India

Cycle 2 – India National Report

Cycle 2 – India Stakeholders

Cycle 2 – Law Background India

Cycle 2 – Thematic Matrix India

Cycle 2 – Working Group Report India

Cycle 3 – India National Report

Cycle 3 – India Stakeholders

Cycle 3 – Law Background India

Cycle 3 – Working Group Report India

For session with Prof. Verguet:

Extended Cost-Effectiveness Analysis for Health Policy Assessment: A Tutorial

Week Two: Social and Economic Issues

Monday, July 8, 2019 – “Rescuing Human Rights”

For session with Prof. Hannum:

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

For session with Prof. Raman:

Rescuing Human Rights- Chapter 1

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 – Health, Water and Sanitation

For session with Prof. Marks:

Declaration on the Right to Development

Normative Expansion of Right to Health and the Proliferation of Human Rights

The Future of the Right to Development

For session with Prof. Murthy:

Reading Packet on HRTWS and SDGs –Prioritize  General Comment 15 (pages 20-37) . The other 2 readings can be skimmed.

For session with Prof. Jaacks:

Environmental Impacts Diet Shifts in India: A Modelling Study using Nationally-representative Data

Statewise Report Cards on Ecological Sustainability of Agriculture in India

Additional Readings:

The Indian State where Farmers Sow the Seeds of Death

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 – Indigenous People

For session with Prof. Macdonald:

Required Reading:

Amazonial Indigenous Views

Beyond Dinosaurs and Oil Spills

Additional Readings:

Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century

Shared Sentiments Inspire New Cultural Centers

Thursday, July 11, 2019 – Migration

For session with Prof. Jacobsen:

Required Reading:

Building Livelihood Opportunities for Refugee Populations: Lessons from Past Practice 

Livelihoods and Forced Migration

UNHCR-Promoting Livelihoods and Self-reliance

Look over:

UNHCR Global Trends Forced Displacement in 2018

For session with Prof. Naujoks:

Instructions to students and reading list


Required Readings:

Mobility Mandala

Select SDG indicators

Additional Readings:

Migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Migration and Development- A Theoretical Perspective

Achieving the Migration-related SDGs


Friday, July 12, 2019 – Vulnerable Populations: Disability and Children

For session with Prof. Stein:

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Including Persons with Disabilities in Water Sector Operations A Guidance Note

Disability chapter in Human Rights and Development

For session with Ms. Gibbons:

Required Reading:

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Implementation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Latin America

DIANOVA INTERNATIONAL : A Human-Rights Based Approach to the SDGs

Additional Reading:

Strengths and weaknesses in a human rights-based approach to international development – an analysis of a rights-based approach to development assistance based on practical experiences.

Week Three: Global Political Economy

Monday, July 15, 2019 – Business and Finance

For session with Prof. Trachtman:

World Trade Report 2014 read pp-188-210

For session with Dr. Rogge:

Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Stakeholder Capitalism for Long-Term Value Creation

“For the Game for the World” FIFA and Human Rights

Turning up the heat: Corporate legal accountability for climate change, read pages 1-4, skim rest of brief

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 – Education and Extreme Poverty

For session with Prof. Reimers:

Fernando Reimers Bioshort

Educating for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Learning to Collaborate for the Global Common Good

Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons

For session with Mr. Meyer, Ms. Broxton:

UN Guiding Principles on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

International MAP report

Please explore U.S. MAP website

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 – The Way Ahead

For session with Prof. Waters:

Waters reading assignment 1

Waters reading assignment 2

For session with Prof. Krishnan:

Grappling at the Grassroots Access to Justice in India’s Lower Tier