Fully revised and reorganized by Anna Getmansky and Alejandro Quiroz Flores to fit the exciting new edition of Bruce Bueno de Mesquita's Principles of International Politics, this accompanying workbook continues to feature class-tested, user-friendly exercises that walk students through the building blocks of the strategic method, ensuring that even novice students have the opportunity to develop and hone their problem-solving skills and can successfully apply what they have learned in the text. The fifth edition of Applying the Strategic Perspective: Problems and Models, Workbook introduces students to a wide range of problems so that they master basic principles as well as test their capabilities with more challenging material. Easy for students to use, and with perforated pages for turning in assignments, the workbook also comes ...
Chapter 9: Human Rights, International Law, and Norms
Human Rights, International Law, and Norms
Exercise 9-1. Approaches to International Law
The Syrian Arab Republic has been in the midst of a violent civil war since early 2011. The deteriorating situation in Syria, and the reports of gross human rights violations led the UN Human Rights Council to form an independent commission to investigate these events. Commission reports are submitted periodically to the UN General Assembly. Consider the following excerpts from the commission's first report, submitted on November 23, 2011:1
23. The Syrian Arab Republic is party to most major international human rights treaties, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Right, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of ...