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International Human Rights - Université catholique de Louvain

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4 opinions

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  • Course
  • Online
  • Duration:
    10 Weeks
  • When:
    Flexible
Description

International human rights law in comparative perspective: How the individual has been protected from both public and private power.
With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

Important information

Requirements: Although no background in the study of law is required, students with little familiarity with legal concepts and legal language might have more difficulty mastering certain notions. The course is structured so that a diligent student, regardless of her background, will be able to conclude the course with a satisfactory grade.

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Opinions

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16/05/2016
What I would highlight Fantastic course. This was my first MOOC and it couldn´t have been a better experience for me. Make no mistake this course is challenging, especially if you are coming from a non-legal background like myself (I failed the first exam, and quite badly). However, don´t get disheartened if you find the content difficult - one of the things I liked most about this course is that you could really feel your skills and knowledge develop over its duration as you become more familiar with legal language and terminology and more acquainted with the human rights conventions and mechanisms. By the end of the course I was doing much, much better in the exams and was finding the readings a great deal easier. The course covers a lot of ground, but is very well structured and the insights provided by Dr Schutter, the other staff members, the exercises and the course materials is invaluable. Highly recommended.

What could be improved No negative aspects.

Course taken: May 2016 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
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09/11/2015
What I would highlight Very interesting and educational course. In depth analysis of many important issues. Videos, texts, summaries, references for better understanding. Many interesting people from all over the world with intelligent views and statements.Someone can complete the course efficiently no matter if he has a busy programme. Exciting experience!!I recommend to everyone who is concerned about society issues.

What could be improved N/A.

Course taken: November 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.
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12/11/2015
What I would highlight This course has been of great use for me. Since I graduated from Law School I’ve been quite lost regarding which area I would be working with. With the course, I became interested in improving my English skills and I’ve been considering working with human rights law, though I’m not sure how this actually works, but I’ll be checking it out. The platform is very easy to work with, the discussion sections and the exercises where very clarifying to me and it was very interesting to see other points of view from people from around the world. The structure of the course is incredible, although it involves a lot of different matters, it has been very didactic. Since the first lesson, it followed a logical sequence that made it easy to understand the nuances of the international human rights law. Finally, I would like to thank prof. Olivier De Schutter for the time spent on this course, for the UCL and edX for giving people the opportunity to learn about such an important matter as human rights.

What could be improved Nothing.

Course taken: November 2015 | Recomendarías este centro? Sí.

What you'll learn on the course

Human Rights
IT
International

Course programme

Human rights develop through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries. The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals and the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection. We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, for instance, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

Additional information

Teacher:Olivier De Schutter Olivier De Schutter is a Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Belgium and at SciencesPo (Paris), and a Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights since 2015. He was between 2008 and 2014 the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food (www.srfood.org). A Visiting Professor in various institutions including, in 2010-2013, at Columbia University, he chaired the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights in 2002-2006, and was in 2004-2008 the General Secretary of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) on the issue of globalization and human rights. His publications are in the area of international human rights and fundamental rights in the EU, with a particular emphasis on economic and social rights and on the relationship between human rights and governance.