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Course name: Human Rights for Open Societies
School: University Utrecht University (Holand)
Period: Approximately 14 hours
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!
Course name: Justice
School: Harvard University (Mỹ)
Period: 12 weeks (3 to 6 hours weekly)
Taught by lauded Harvard professor Michael Sandel, Justice explores critical analysis of classical and contemporary theories of justice, including discussion of present-day applications. Topics include affirmative action, income distribution, same-sex marriage, the role of markets, debates about rights (human rights and property rights), arguments for and against equality, dilemmas of loyalty in public and private life. The course invites learners to subject their own views on these controversies to critical examination.
Course name: America’s Unwritten Constitution
School: Yale University (The United State of America)
Period: Approximately 17 hours
An introduction to basic techniques of constitutional interpretation.
Course name: Children’s Human Rights – An Interdisciplinary Introduction
School: Geneva University (Switzerland)
Period: Approximately 11 hours
Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and anthropology, an interdisciplinary approach guides the student into a selection of critical issues concerning children’s rights. Participants will gain insight relative to the development of this specific human rights category, as well as to the evolution of the challenges faced by children over time and society’s efforts to respond. Successful international strategies and programs promoting children’s rights will be highlighted, as well as the role of key actors involved in international organizations working in this field. This open online course provides an overview of the most important features of children’s human rights. A central portion of the MOOC will consist of a presentation of the international and regional standards on children’s rights and the related international and regional judicial and quasi-judicial bodies designed to ensure their implementation.
Course name: U.S. Public Policy: Social, Economic, and Foreign Policies
School: Harvard University (The US)
Period: 4 weeks (2 to 4 hours weekly)
This course will also serve as an overview of American government, concentrating on overarching tendencies such as its fragmented power structure. The importance of these tendencies will be explained by showing how thoroughly each of them affects American politics.
Course name: Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy
School: North Carolina University (The US)
Period: Approximately 15 hours
Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk.
Course name: Democracy and Autocracy: Theories and Empirical Findings
School: Napoli Feredico II University (Italy)
Period: 6 weeks (4 to 6 hours weekly)
- The theories underpinning the key concepts of Democracy and Autocracy
- New subtypes of democracy and autocracy
- How and why democracies emerge, regress or break down
Course name: Human Rights: The Right to Freedom of Expression
School: Amnesty International
Period: 4 weeks (3 to 5 hours weekly)
Freedom of expression is a human right. Learn from the experts at Amnesty International how to claim and defend your rights in this human rights course.
This short course will equip you with the knowledge to understand and claim your right to freedom of expression, and the skills and confidence to take action to defend it.