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May 29th 2017

Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond.

Average: 6 (1 vote)
May 22nd 2017

En la actualidad es muy frecuente escuchar debates en torno a los derechos humanos, la equidad y el bienestar de la población. Muchas personas incluyen estos conceptos en sus conversaciones cotidianas y también son parte de la mayoría de documentos de política pública, programas de gobierno y proyectos de diversas organizaciones. Sin embargo, nuestra experiencia en docencia, investigación, intervención y evaluación nos ha permitido establecer que pocas veces lo que se plantea acerca de estos temas se materializa en acciones concretas que cambien tanto la manera como las personas se relacionan entre sí como la valoración que hacen de la vida que tienen.

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May 15th 2017

Ce cours propose une introduction à la protection internationale des droits de l’homme. Il en présente les sources, les catégories, le contenu et les limites qui leur sont opposables, ainsi que les obligations qu’ils génèrent à la charge des Etats. Il expose aussi les principaux mécanismes de mise en œuvre prévus au niveau universel et régional pour assurer leur respect.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
May 9th 2017

Increase your knowledge and critical thinking skills related to diversity, human rights and social justice and injustice.

Average: 2 (1 vote)
May 8th 2017

The Common Law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions. In order to understand the common law, we need to deal with its history, and the development of its characteristic institutions like the jury, judge made law, parliamentary sovereignty and due process.

Average: 7.3 (8 votes)
May 8th 2017

Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish. But it is often an uphill battle to work towards that ideal. Equip yourself and learn more about what human rights are and how they work.

Average: 9.2 (5 votes)
May 8th 2017

There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course. There are more slaves alive today than at any point in history. Around the world, nearly 46 million people are forced to work against their will for no pay. Responding to this challenge over the past 20 years, a new antislavery movement has shown us that a world without slavery is possible. Now is your chance to learn about this major human rights issue with the world’s first massive open online course about contemporary slavery.

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Apr 24th 2017

Discover why a critical understanding of development is paramount to addressing poverty, inequality, climate change, indigenous rights and issues of social justice. In this course you will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives. You will understand how development is practiced based on the needs, rights and capabilities of individuals; and critically explore the strengths and shortcomings of these approaches.

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Mar 14th 2017

Learn the science and policies that drive sustainable development and how leaders can work to achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. This course introduces the origin and key concepts of sustainability and how to apply those to sustainable development practice.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Feb 20th 2017

Learn how disability intersects with human rights, and how a good life can be made possible for everyone. 20% of the global population has a disability, which means most of us will have an experience of disability in our lives, whether it be personally, through our family and friends, or in our workplaces and communities. But what is disability? It’s often assumed that people with disabilities can’t have a good life. But what is a good life?

Average: 9.5 (2 votes)
Feb 14th 2017

Explore what is meant by human rights through learning about the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights as well as some of the major critiques of the concept. The course commences through exploring the development of the conventional understanding of universal human rights and then moves to critiquing this concept from cultural relativist, postmodern, postcolonial and feminist perspectives. It also examines understandings of human rights from a range of cultural and religious perspectives as well as other contemporary rights issues.

Average: 2 (2 votes)
Jan 23rd 2017

Rights to land and resources are at the center of our most pressing development issues: poverty reduction, food security, conflict, urbanization, gender equality, climate change, and resilience. Secure Land Tenure and Property Rights (LTPR) create incentives for investment, broad-based economic growth, and good stewardship of natural resources. Insecure property rights and weak land governance systems often provoke conflict and instability, which can trap communities, countries, and entire regions in a cycle of poverty.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Jan 10th 2017

International human rights law in comparative perspective: how the individual has been protected from both public and private power. Human rights develop through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries.

Average: 7.7 (7 votes)
Nov 16th 2016

Actúa en favor de los derechos humanos. En este curso aprenderás sobre los derechos humanos de las personas refugiadas y te capacitarás para defenderlos. En todo el mundo se están levantando barreras. A diario, las personas que huyen de la guerra y la persecución ven cómo les cierran la puerta en las narices.

Average: 3.3 (4 votes)
Nov 16th 2016

Agissez pour les droits humains. Ce cours vous permettra d’acquérir des connaissances sur les droits humains des personnes réfugiées et vous donnera les moyens de défendre ces droits. Aux quatre coins du globe, des barrières se dressent. Chaque jour, des personnes fuyant la guerre et les persécutions voient les portes se fermer devant eux.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Nov 16th 2016

Take action for human rights. This course will teach you about the human rights of refugees and empower you to defend them. Across the world, barriers are growing. Every day people fleeing war and persecution find the door slammed in their face.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
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Repaso a los principales hitos e instituciones de la lucha por la igualdad de género y derechos de las minorías sexuales.

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Overview of the main landmarks and institutions in the fight for gender equality and the rights of sexual minorities

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Oct 12th 2016

Freedom of Expression is at the heart of many global controversies and challenges. Learn about the scope, limits and abuses of this fundamental human right. Are you interested in understanding freedom of expression and information? Do you want to learn how it is defined under international law, who abuses it and how it is protected on or off-line?

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Sep 12th 2016

Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes. Viewing disability from a human rights standpoint implicates a change in the way States and all sectors of society consider persons with disabilities: no longer as recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. This free and open to all MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively approach disability from a human rights perspective. Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, it offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection.

Average: 4.7 (3 votes)