Please read the following quote: “We are living through the endtimes of the civilizing mission. The ineffectual International Criminal Court and its disastrous first prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo, along with the failure in Syria of the Responsibility to Protect are the latest pieces of evidence not of transient misfortunes but of fatal structural defects in international humanism. Whether it is the increase in deadly attacks on aid workers, the torture and disappearing of al-Qaeda suspects by American officials, the flouting of international law by states such as Sri Lanka and Sudan, or the shambles of the Khmer Rouge tribunal in Phnom Penh, the prospect of one world under secular human rights law is receding. What seemed like a dawn is in fact a sunset. The foundations of universal liberal norms and global governance are crumbling.”from The Endtimes of Human Rights
YOUR FINAL EXAM IS TO WRITE A THREE PAGE PAPER THAT REFLECTS YOUR OPINION IF YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE THAT WE ARE LIVING IN THE END TIMES OF HUMAN RIGHTS- PLEASE PROVIDE EXAMPLES AND EVIDENCE FROM CLASS DISCUSSIONS READINGS AND OTHER IDEAS TO SUPPORT YOUR POSITION ON THIS DEBATE (USE APPROPRIATE CITATIONS). IF YOU AGREE PLEASE PROVIDE EVIDENCE ON HOW OUR FRAMEWORKS ARE CRUMBLING AND HUMAN RIGHTS ARE NO LONGER RELEVANT – IF YOU DISAGREE PLEASE PROVIDE EVIDENCE ON HOW RIGHTS CAN STILL BE REALIZED ALTHOUGH THEY ARE UNDER ASSAULT.