4 entirely FREE online courses related to human rights

International Human Rights

Human rights litigation is surrounded by many layers of controversy, and that can be an intimidating prospect for those wishing to study it. This course, instructed by Olivier de Schutter (a Professor at Belgium’s UCL), seeks to helps students gain the skills and information needed to mindfully navigate human rights law. The course begins on February 1 but is self-paced. The average length from start to completion is ten weeks, with about six to eight hours of study per week. For an additional fee students have the opportunity to receive an official certificate from the instructor that can be used on a CV.

Workers’ Rights in a Global Economy

This advanced course has a dizzying array of contributors, including Dr. Paul Whitehead of Pennsylvania State University in the US. It mostly covers the more theoretical sides of political science and law as they pertain to workers’ human rights. The scope of the work also covers the history of workers’ rights, as well as the various organizations who interact with labour institutions, such as the International Labour Organization (ILO). To write the graded exam and receive a certificate of completion students are required to pay a fee, but the free course material is extensive. Students wishing to enrol should do so before the start date of March 3.

Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Comparing Theory and Practice

Terrorism is an ever-increasing issue in today’s society, and this course seeks to inform students about the multiple facets of terrorism, as well as to help them understand and question modern anti-terrorism techniques. Dr. Edwin Bakker of the Netherlands’ Leiden University heads this detailed analysis, seeking to challenge and explore the concept of terrorism fully in order to achieve a more rounded cognition of the topic. The next session begins on February 8 and runs through April 10. The course features thirty hours of content. Interested parties should enroll no later than February 13.

Global Health and Humanitarianism

This course takes a look at the issue of global health. What structures are in place to deal with international health crises? What structures should be in place? Are there potentially harmful ramifications to humanitarian aid? These and many other questions are posed and considered in order for students to expand their knowledge of global health beyond facts and figures. The course work should only take up one to three hours a week, spanning six weeks total. Upon completion, students can receive a certificate of completion for an extra fee. The course is overseen by three University of Manchester professors, all of whom have extensive knowledge and experience in the area of global health.

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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.

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