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Children’s Human Rights

University of Geneva
11 hours
7 weeks

Learn children's human rights in an interdisciplinary introduction.

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.

University of Geneva is launching a free Massive Open Online Course on Children’s Human Rights. The course, which has a duration of 7 weeks, is taught entirely in English.

In this course the participants will explore critical issues concerning the rights of children from a multidisciplinary approach. 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.

The participantes will learn more about global strategies and initiatives that have had success in promoting children’s rights. They will analyze these strategies throughout the course and study 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.

The course is taught by Dr. Roberta Ruggiero, Professor Philip D. Jaffé and Dr. h.c. Jean Zermatten of the Center for Children’s Rights Studies and of the International Institute for Children’s Rights of the University of Geneva. Participants who successfully complete the course assessments can opt in to receive a verified certificate for an additional fee.