June 7, 2016

The Exam Period Isn't Over: Harry Potter and the Human Rights Quiz

J. K. Rowling infuses the Harry Potter stories with many important human rights messages. In a short quiz (link below), RightsInfo blogger Natasha Holcroft-Emmess asks whether you can tell the difference between human rights language from the Harry Potter works and actual human rights documents or statements from human rights leaders around the world.

Here's the link to the quiz from the RightsInfo blog....

And below is a selected bibliography on Harry Potter and human rights.

Benjamin G. Davis, When Harry Met Martin: Imagination, Imagery and the Color Line, in The Law in Harry Potter (Carolina Academic Press, 2010), at 179.

Benjamin Loffredo, Harry Potter and the Curse of Difference, in The Law in Harry Potter, (Carolina Academic Press, 2010) at 167.

Alison McMorran Sulentic, Harry Potter and the Image of God: How House-Elves Can Help Us to Understand the Dignity of the Person, in The Law in Harry Potter (Carolina Academic Press, 2010) at 189.

Geoffrey R. Watson, The Persecution of Tom Riddle: A Study in Human Rights Law, in The Law in Harry Potter (Carolina Academic Press, 2010) at 103.

Have suggestions to add to the bibliography above? Send them along! Thanks.

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