From women to children to indigenous peoples, the rights of marginalized groups the world over are violated daily. These injustices affect not just these groups, but also the stability of our world – and our collective future.
Join this massive open online course to learn about the establishment of human rights and their linkages to many other global issues in sustainable development. Using legal frameworks as the lens, the course explores the barriers that prevent rights from becoming reality in different societies.
Who can Apply?
This course is for:
Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students studying human rights, law, sustainable development, international relations, and related fields
Human rights practitioners working on the ground who want to improve the efficacy of intervention programs
Lawyers and policymakers interested in the context of existing and past human rights legislation and the current issues at play in revising legislation or adopting new legislation
Private-sector actors, such as those who work in corporate sustainability and responsibility, who are interested in labor rights, gender equality and more
Sustainable development practitioners who want to understand human rights in the context of a range of issues, such as forced migration
What you’ll learn?
International agreements in place to support marginalized groups
How global politics shape the conversation – and the law
Gender, ethnicity and other factors that intersect – and interfere – with rights worldwide
How new approaches to humanitarian assistance hurt and help
Joshua Castellino Executive Director and Professor of Law Minorities Rights Group International
Sarah Bradshaw Head of the School of Law and Professor of Gender and Sustainable Development Middlesex University
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