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About Course on Citizenship and the Rule of Law
“Be you so high, the law is above you.” This principle, part of the Rule of Law, has come to represent the powerful idea that even politicians and monarchs are bound by the law. However in an age of powerful corporations, international cyber-crime and popular support for authoritarian leaders, the Rule of Law is under threat worldwide.
This course, run by the Bingham Centre of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, will provide an introduction to headline issues around the Rule of Law. Each week we will tackle aspects of the Rule of Law and discuss how they are impacted by current events. The course will use video lectures, recommended reading, discussion questions and activities to enable you to develop your own perspective on the Rule of Law. Though this course sits at the intersection of law and politics, participants do not require any formal educational background in either of these subjects to join. The course will take place over 6 weeks with approximately 3 hours of content each week.
- By the end of this course, you should be able to engage critically with the core requirements of the Rule of Law
- By the end of this course, you should be able to explain why and how the Rule of Law is best protected
- By the end of this course, you should be able to apply Rule of Law principles to issues in everyday life
- By the end of this course, you should be able to construct and evaluate arguments about justice
- Week 1: A Potted History of the Rule of Law (4 hours)
- Week 2: Judges: Independence, Tenure and Appointment (3 hours)
- Week 3: What does it mean to be equal before the law? (3 hours)
- Week 4: Access to Justice (4 hours)
- Week 5: An International Rule of Law (4 hours)
- Week 6: Business, Human Rights and the Rule of Law (2 hours)
- Flexible deadlines- Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
- Shareable Certificate- Earn a Certificate upon completion
- 100% online- Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
- Approx. 21 hours to complete
Note: The online course is FREE and you can enrol anytime. However, to get a certified, there will be a nominal fee.
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