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Name Human Rights
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Peace Operations Training Institute, United States of America
Frequency Various
Objectives This course is a comprehensive historical overview of the theory and practice of human rights, a term used to describe rights and entitlements that inherently belong to every human being. Although all human beings are entitled to these rights equally, history has shown that all people do not enjoy the same protection of their rights at all times. This course explores the different kinds of human rights, the various international and regional documents necessary to protect and enforce them, and the historical difficulties and conflicts that have occurred in spite of, and often because of, human rights. It includes extensive discussions on the development of the various human rights treaties and enforcement mechanisms, the special protection given to vulnerable groups, human rights during armed conflict, and current debates involving human rights, such as the use of technology either to promote or restrict human rights, and the increasing international significance of stateless actors like transnational corporations and terrorist groups.
Area of expertise human rights
Content •Course Introduction
•Lesson 1: History and Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights
•Lesson 2: Developing Legally Binding Human Rights Treaties I: The ICCPR
•Lesson 3: Developing Legally Binding Human Rights Treaties II: The ICESCR
•Lesson 4: Enforcement Mechanisms I: The UN System
•Lesson 5: Enforcement Mechanisms II: Regional & Other Actors
•Lesson 6: Collective Rights I: Theoretical Perspectives and the Right to Self-Determination
•Lesson 7: Collective Rights II: The Rights to Development, Environment, and Peace
•Lesson 8: Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups I: Women's Rights
•Lesson 9: Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups III: The Rights of Minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and Refugees
•Lesson 10: Human Rights of Vulnerable Persons and Groups II: The Rights of Minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and Refugees
•Lesson 11: Human Rights During Armed Conflict I: Jus Ad Bellum and the Responsibility to Protect
•Lesson 12: Human Rights During Armed Conflict II: International Humanitarian Law
•Lesson 13: Human Rights During Armed Conflict III: Internaional Criminal Law
•Lesson 14: Contemporary Debates on Human Rights I: Non-State Actors and Terrorism
•Lesson 15: Contemporary Debates on Human Rights II: LGB Rights, Technology, and Effectiveness
Language English
French (Français)
Methodology used Fifteen online lessons.
Materials links
Delivered by Jessica C. Lawrence, J.D.
Application procedure Enroll on line : http://www.peaceopstraining.org/users/direct_course_enrollment/119/Download/
Tuition/Accommodation Online Training: $60.00 USD
Textbook + Online Training: $75.00 USD (Shipping costs not included.)
Homepage www.peaceopstraining.org/courses/human-rights/

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