MOOC Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: a Global Overview

In times of violence and crisis, human rights are important safeguards. In times of peace, security and development, they are important pillars sustaining our common humanity. They are more than moral or legal concepts: they are the lymph of our lives. For them to run effectively, we need to relentlessly promote and protect them.

The Global Campus of Human Rights is proud to launch a new MOOC on Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: a Global Overview.

The MOOC is articulated in 2 modules:

Module 1 (two classes) focuses on the international framework of human rights promotion and protection and is recommended for all participants.

Module 2 (five classes) is dedicated to regional perspectives on the standards, mechanisms, benefits and challenges in five regions of the world: Africa, the Americas, the Arab World, Asia Pacific, and Europe. This module is elective and can be composed of minimum 1 and maximum 5 classes.

Designed in cooperation with the Coordinators of the 7 Regional Master’s Programmes of the Global Campus, the course is taught by academics and experts drawn from all regions of the world, enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences.

How to register

The MOOC is free and open to participants (students; governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental staff; social workers; researchers; committed citizens…) from all over the world who wish to gain a general overview of historical and current human rights developments at the international and regional level.

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