This course will develop students’ normative and empirical understanding of the evolution of human rights protection in Asia. Through discovery-enriched approaches, learning activities will provide students with opportunities to comparatively analyse various human rights issues and their ongoing protection efforts across Asian countries. Material is organised according to the thematic subset of human rights, with lectures first introducing their core principles, and then exploring it across a number of illustrative country cases. Students will develop case profiles that link theory with empirical studies and present their own understandings in class both individually and as a group. They will also learn how to analyse how institutional building, social forces, political change, and economic development shape the idea and practice of human rights.