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Oct 24th 2016

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: 6 (3 votes)
Oct 17th 2016

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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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?

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Oct 3rd 2016

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: 6 (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 (1 vote)
Aug 1st 2016

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?

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Jun 21st 2016

Learn how the EU affects your human rights and gain insights into the ways the EU can enhance its positive impact on human rights worldwide. Whether you are an EU citizen or not, this course concerns you! The EU is a major global actor in the field of human rights. EU treaties state that human rights are a fundamental value of the Union, which must be a ‘silver thread’ in all its policies.

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Jun 15th 2016

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: 6.3 (3 votes)
Mar 3rd 2016

What are global workers’ rights? Are safe working conditions and living wages only a dream? Which institutions and instruments can be used to realize them? Join this course to explore these questions from an interdisciplinary and multi-level perspective.

Average: 8 (4 votes)
Feb 15th 2016

El curso propone la formación en el argumentario sobre la abolición universal de la pena de muerte como parte sustancial del Derecho internacional de los Derechos humanos, centrado en la protección del derecho a la vida y en la proscripción de las penas crueles e inhumanas.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Self Paced

General introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Nov 17th 2015

Take action for human rights. Learn to defend human rights by understanding the right to freedom of expression.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Oct 19th 2015

This course introduces the international and domestic laws, institutions, and legal and political theories that protect basic liberties of all human beings. The course provides an overview of the internal law of human rights and the principal mechanisms and strategies for holding governments accountable for violating those rights.

Average: 6.2 (5 votes)
Sep 14th 2015

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.

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Jun 22nd 2015

The Meriam Ibrahim case became major world news in 2014. The case involved a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy from Islam (for marrying a Christian man) and to 100 lashes for adultery. Whilst shackled in prison, she gave birth to a daughter. In this short course, we will explore some of the many human rights issues involved and also consider the wider issues that the case raises, such as the role of overt and behind the scenes diplomacy and that of the power of the public voice, especially via social media, in bringing about a just resolution.

Average: 3.5 (4 votes)
May 4th 2015

This course is lead by the famous free software activist - Richard Stallman, founder of GNU and inventor of GPL. We will cover different topics of the hard way to the Free Digital Society. Our subjects are: Human rights in computing, Threats to the Free Digital Society, Software licenses and patents, Licenses to the Works of Authorship.

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Apr 27th 2015

Questions related to sexuality and reproduction are intimately linked to health, well-being and human rights. In this course, you will gain a unique opportunity to explore the field of SRHR together with participants from around the world, and to reflect upon themes and issues that are of global relevance.

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Jan 30th 2015

When and why have human rights become effectively central? The course will answer such questions, stressing the multi-level dimensions of the work for human rights.

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Jan 30th 2015

This course provides an overview of women's health and human rights, beginning in infancy and childhood, then moving through adolescence, reproductive years and aging. We consider economic, social, political and human rights factors, and the challenges women face in maintaining health and managing their lives in the face of societal pressures and obstacles.

Average: 5.7 (6 votes)
Self Paced

The rights and responsibilities e-learning module is a web based educational tool designed to provide health care workers with an in depth explanation of their rights and responsibilities during armed conflicts and other emergencies. Developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross, it includes 7 chapters addressing specific issues or themes which health-care workers may face during crises in order to prepare them to respond effectively and ensure that they can provide the necessary care to their patients.

Average: 4.3 (4 votes)