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Free online course: International Human Rights Law


International Human Rights Law is an advanced online course offered in English by the renowned Universit√© catholique de Louvain, Belgium’s largest French-speaking university. The course, which is facilitated by Professor Olivier De Schutter, has a total duration of 10 weeks, whereas 1 week requires a time comittment of 6-8 hours. Students can audit the course for free or opt-in for a paid verified certificate by Universit√© catholique de Louvain.

Human rights are developed through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries. The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals, the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection.

We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

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