Why do activists sometimes pursue their agendas by using international human rights instead of an alternative approach as a framework?

When referring to an author or document please indicate your source, but you don’t need to provide exact quotations or page numbers unless the precise wording of the source matters for your argument.1. Human rights are supposed to be universal, but the human rights framework provides special rights for women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, and others. Is this a contradiction or not? With respect to one example of such a potential contradiction, please discuss both sides of this issue and indicate which side you find more persuasive and why.2. Is the effort to advance human rights in the world a form of neo-colonialism? Give the arguments pro and con this position and indicate which side you find more persuasive and why.3. Why do activists sometimes pursue their agendas by using international human rights instead of an alternative approach as a framework? Discuss with reference to one of the issue agendas discussed in this course.4. Cultural relativists argue that because certain human rights norms are not accepted in all cultures, proponents of human rights should not promote them where they are not accepted. Review the arguments pro and con this position and indicate which point of view you find more persuasive and why.5. Is international law binding upon states? Discuss both sides of the issue and indicate which point of view you find more persuasive and why.6. Can human rights be realized only in liberal-democratic political systems, or is the human rights agenda unrelated to the type of political regime that a country has? Discuss both sides of the issue and indicate which point of view you find more persuasive and why.7. Review the arguments pro and con the view that only civil and political rights, not economic, social, and cultural rights, should be treated as “rights” in the international human rights regime. Indicate which view you find more persuasive and why






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