October 28, 2021

FREE Online Course on Human Rights for Open Societies by Utrecht University: Enrolments Open!

Utrecht University

About Utrecht University

Utrecht University is a research university comprising seven faculties which collectively span the entire academic spectrum in teaching and research. Founded in 1636, the University is now a modern, leading institute enjoying a growing international reputation. In the Shanghai Ranking, Utrecht University ranks 1st in the Netherlands, 15th in Europe and 52th worldwide. The research focuses on four main strategic themes: Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Our motto is: Bright minds, better future.

About this Course

Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish. But it is often an uphill battle to work towards that ideal. Equip yourself and learn more about what human rights are and how they work.

In this course, we will introduce you to one of the world’s most intricate human rights systems: the European Convention on Human Rights. You will see when and how people can turn to the European Court of Human Rights to complain about human rights violations. You will learn how the Court tries to solve many of the difficult human rights dilemmas of today. We will look, amongst other things, at the freedom of expression and demonstration, the right to vote, and the prohibition of discrimination. And we will address the rights of migrants, refugees, and other vulnerable groups. And, of course, we will see whether it is possible to restrict rights and if so under what conditions. You will even encounter watchdogs and ice cream in this course. We invite you to follow us on a journey of discovery into the European Convention!

Syllabus

  • Introduction to the ECHR
  • General principles
  • Human rights and democracy
  • Insiders and outsiders: non-discrimination, vulnerable groups, migrants and asylum seekers
  • Freedom of expression and public protest
  • Closure

Perks

  • 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. 14 hours to complete

To enrol for course on Human Rights for Open Societies, click here.

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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