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Name European System of Human Rights Protection and Promotion
Type Distance education
Organising institution
Human Rights Education Associates, United States of America
Frequency Annual
Objectives This e-learning course provides participants with practical guidance on how to protect human rights through the European human rights system, and specifically the institutions and treaties of the Council of Europe. Participants will be introduced to the main European human rights conventions and jurisprudence, primarily as developed through the European Court of Human Rights. The course addresses European human rights standards as they apply to civil and political rights, economic, social and cultural rights.
Area of expertise human rights
Content Week 1. History and institutional structure of the Council of Europe and other European human rights mechanisms: European Union and OSCE
Week 2. The European Court of Human Rights
Week 3. Civil and political rights: The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Week 4. Economic, social and cultural rights: The European Social Charter
Week 5. Role of the Council of Europe High Commissioner for Human Rights
Week 6. Role of NGOs in the protection and promotion of human rights
Language English
Country United States of America
Methodology used The course involves approximately 40 hours of reading, on-line working groups, interaction among students and instructor, webinars and short assignments, and is offered over a 6-week period beginning on 22 February 2012. This course will integrate active and participatory learning approaches within activities and assignments, with an emphasis on reflective and collaborative learning. Participants will do the required reading, and participate in group discussions and webinars.
Delivered by Instructor: Dr. Gerd Oberleitner
Degree/Certificate Certificate of Participation
Number of participants The maximum number of course participants is 25.
Application procedure Apply online : http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=feivmxlab&oeidk=a07e886pi353fd799a5
Admission requirements The course is primarily intended for advanced (under)graduate students of (international) law or social and political sciences; civic education and history teachers; and NGO staff members from Council of Europe member states. Participants should have a good written command of English (the course language is English), have high competence and comfort with computer and Internet use, and have regular access to e-mail and the Internet.
Scholarship There are no discounted tuition rates or scholarships available for this course.
Tuition/Accommodation Tuition fee for participants: US$ 575; tuition for auditors: US$ 215.
Homepage www.hrea.org/learn/elearning/european-human-rights-system/

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