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Human Rights Ambassadors

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

The aim of this course is to introduce you to the fundamentals of human rights: the main concepts governing human rights at the planetary level; the main texts; the genesis of human rights but also the different existing typologies. We will begin by looking at human rights in their broadest generality in order to acquire the basics so as to be able to focus on specific typologies of minority or discriminated groups. We will then look at the European dimension of human rights as well as the place of human rights in our time of globalization. The course will be punctuated by topical questions and contemporary debates.

The only prerequisites required are your curiosity and motivation.

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Support for the Part 1.

Catholic University of Louvain, Louv2x. International Human Rights with Olivier De Schutter Olivier De Schutter is a Professor of Law at UCLouvain and at SciencesPo (Paris), Mr. De Schutter is also a member of the Global Law School Faculty at New York University. was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights by the Human Rights Council at its 43rd session, in March 2020. He creates a MOOC dedicated to Human Rights.

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Support for the Part 2.

Elements and Videos come form the FRAME Project. FRAME was a large-scale, collaborative research project funded under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It was coordinated by the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and conducted by 19 research institutes from around the world. Research focused on the contribution of the EU’s internal and external policies to the promotion of human rights worldwide.

Support for the Part 3.

This part is mainly done by Dr. Agnès Callamard, the Director of Global Freedom of Expression at Columbia University, and was developed with the help of journalists and activists fighting for freedom of the press and human rights around the world.

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