Civis Mundi lists free on-line Human Rights training courses

December 4, 2016

Civis Mundi published a list of free on-line courses on human rights. I list there the 5 that are (also) in English, without knowing much about the quality:


International Human Rights

Taught by the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, this course covers the key areas around the development of international human rights law and its enforcement. For example, some of the modules focus on questions such as: when may human rights be restricted?  or – when must the state intervene to protect human rights? Drawing on different jurisdictions and case law, the course takes a comparative approach to studying topics such as human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, and human rights in the fight against terrorism.

Language: English

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The EU and Human Rights

As a global actor in the field of human rights, this course is concerned with the challenges and factors that affect the European Union’s performance in relation to human rights. The modules are accompanied with case studies that illustrate some of the initiatives undertaken by the EU to fulfil its internal and external human rights obligations. The multi-instructor format allows for a wide representation of different EU member states, such as Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and Denmark, across the course.

Language: English

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Psychology of Political Activism: Women Changing the World  

Although this course is not directly covering human rights it is fundamentally connected with activism and the psychological theories that were developed to understand what motivates individuals to participate in collective action and work towards social change. In order to practically apply these theories, the course uses nine case studies that were created using one of the most extensive collections of oral histories from women activists around the world. In addition to the lecture modules, the material includes video excerpts with these activists, interactive digital timelines, and study groups.

Language: English

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Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees by Amnesty International

Take action for human rights. This course will teach you about the human rights of refugees and empower you to defend them.

Language: English

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International Women’s Health and Human Rights (off-line at the moment but keep in touch!)

This course provides an overview of women’s health and human rights, from infancy to all ages, and covers topics from access to education, and food, to reproductive health, violence against women, and sex trafficking.  The four critical themes that inform the various modules are being born and female discrimination, poverty, unequal access to basic services, and different forms of gender-based violence.

Language: The course is available in English, with Spanish subtitles.

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Source: KRYPTONITE|Civis Mundi: 10 free online HUMAN RIGHTS courses

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