Courses in Human Rights

Children’s Human Rights – An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Coursera / University of Geneva
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. Successful international strategies and programs promoting children’s rights will be highlighted, as well as the role of key actors involved in international organizations working in this field. This open online course provides an overview of the most important features of children’s human rights. A central portion of the MOOC will consist of a presentation of the international and regional standards on children’s rights and the related international and regional judicial and quasi-judicial bodies designed to ensure their implementation. (Source: Coursera)

Human Rights for Open Societies

Coursera / Utrecht University
In this course, we will introduce you to one of the world’s most intricate human rights systems: the European Convention on Human Rights. You will see when and how people can turn to the European Court of Human Rights to complain about human rights violations. You will learn how the Court tries to solve many of the difficult human rights dilemmas of today. We will look, amongst other things, at the freedom of expression and demonstration, the right to vote, and the prohibition of discrimination. And we will address the rights of migrants, refugees, and other vulnerable groups. And, of course, we will see whether it is possible to restrict rights and if so under what conditions. You will even encounter watchdogs and ice cream in this course. We invite you to follow us on a journey of discovery into the European Convention! (Source: Coursera)

Introduction to Human Rights

Udemy / José Zalaquett and Juan Francisco Lobo
By the end of this course, you should be able to understand basic notions of public ethics and the law, as well as the concept and importance of human rights throughout history and in the current international context. You should also be able to identify and reflex on some specific issues in the human rights agenda, such as the rights of women, of the child, of indigenous peoples; the environment; terrorism and armed conflict; and sexual minorities, among others. (Source: Udemy)