Students will write a policy briefing on a current/ongoing human rights matter.
Students will write a policy briefing on a current/ongoing human rights matter. The human rights issue should be specific and defined. The aim of this paper is for students to assess a policy that is linked with human rights, analyze the status of implementation, and formulate clear recommendations for policy and practitioner audiences, in government or in non-governmental organizations (to be presented later to government officials). For the purposes of writing this paper, it may be useful to imagine yourself in the role of an analyst for a non-governmental organization, such as Amnesty International or Human Rights Watch. The paper should include: overview of the political, social, and economic context of the state where human rights related policy is occurring description of the human rights matter, the relevant policy, and the violations the policy seeks to address analysis of the challenges that the policy has encountered and key recommendations (from your viewpoint) for particular actors to address the challenges. Format: 1) 4-5 pages (excluding title page but inclusive of 1-page references page) 2) 12 font Times New Roman, double spaced, 1-inch margins, and with page numbers 3) standard in-text citation (required) and bibliography format: APA or Chicago

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