Certificate Program in Human Rights

This certificate program is meant to be a general introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone interested in issues related to Human Rights (historical evolution of human rights, main legal documents, rights of women, the rights of children, indigenous rights, armed conflicts, terrorism, the environment, etc.) You don’t need any background or experience in the area to take the course.

Course Benefits

By the end of this course, you should be able to understand basic notions of public ethics and the law, as well as the concept and importance of human rights throughout history and in the current international context. You should also be able to identify and reflex on some specific issues in the human rights agenda, such as the rights of women, of the child, of indigenous peoples; the environment; terrorism and armed conflict and minorities, among others.

Course Contents

  • Introduction
  • Basic Concepts
  • Historical Evolution
  • The Internationalization of Human Rights
  • Civil and Political Rights
  • The Overarching Principles of Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Economic, social and cultural rights
  • Absolute rights and rights subject to limitations
  • Human Rights Violations
  • Human Rights protection mechanism
  • International Criminal Law