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3 international human rights courses accredited by top universities

Learn about the protection of human rights from the world’s leading universities

In this article we have compiled a list of high rated international human rights courses offered by some of the world’s most renowned universities. While all course contents are available for free, you can opt-in for a paid verified certificate accredited by these universities.

International Women’s Health and Human Rights

Offered by Stanford University, one of the world’s leading teaching and research institutions, this course will provide a comprehensive introduction to Women Rights and Human Rights.

You will explore some of the most pressing human rights issues such as access to education, female genital mutilation and violence against women, sex work and trafficking, women in war and refugee settings. 83% of the learners who completed this course report that they got a tangible career benefit from this course.

Learner review: “Excellent course, with a lot of information about women’s health and human rights in the international context. The course develops skills on human rights advocacy, too.”

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Children’s Human Rights

Because of their young age and their physical status, children are much more vulnerable than other social groups and indeed human rights violations against children around the world reaches staggering proportions.

The human rights of children are protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), one of the nine core UN human rights treaties. By ratifying the Convention states agree that public bodies should consider the best interests of the child when doing anything that affects children.

This free online course offered by University of Geneva, one of Europe’s leading universities, takes approximately 13 hours to complete.  This course explores the international human rights standards and monitoring systems related to Children’s human rights and explores how the rights of children can be protected.

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Human Rights for Open Societies

Human Rights are under attack in many places around the globe. Peaceful protests are met with police violence. Minorities are excluded from taking part in decisions that affect them. People are persecuted simply for who they are. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish.

This course will provide you with an introduction to one of the world’s most advanced human rights systems: The European Convention on Human Rights. You will learn when and how people can bring cases to the European Court of Human Rights and you will explore some of the contemporary dilemmas the court is trying to solve. You will learn how the court tackles issues related to refugee rights, freedom of expression, voting rights and more.

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.