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Name Children’s human rights - an interdisciplinary introduction
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Université de Genève. Centre for Children’s Rights Studies, Switzerland
Frequency Annual
Level graduate
Objectives Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond. Successful international strategies and programs promoting children’s rights will be highlighted, as well as the role of key actors involved in international organizations working in this field. This open online course provides an overview of the most important features of children’s human rights. A central portion of the MOOC will consist of a presentation of the international and regional standards on children’s rights and the related international and regional judicial and quasi-judicial bodies designed to ensure their implementation.
Area of expertise children rights
Target group University students
Language English
Methodology used The course consists of seven topical modules distributed on 4 weeks. English is the only language of instruction.
Materials links
Application procedure Enroll online : https://www.coursera.org/learn/childrens-rights
Homepage www.coursera.org/learn/childrens-rights

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