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Human Rights, Human Wrongs

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.

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
  • Human Rights and Why We Need Them
  • From Economic Growth to People-Centered Development
  • The “Rise of Rights” in Development
  • Creating Human Rights
  • Are Rights Enough?
  • Underlying Concepts of International Law
  • United Nations Institutions
  • International Law and Standards
  • Regional Systems for Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion
  • Special Rights for Some
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
  • International Rights Treaties
  • Limitations of Existing Standards
  • Subject vs Object in Law
  • Equality of Opportunity
  • Affirmative Action
  • Autonomy as Protection
  • Lawand Combatting Inequality
  • Hierarchy of Rights
  • Collective vs. Individual Rights
  • Co-option of Rights
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Poverty and Wellbeing
  • Gender Inequality
  • Households as Sites of Inequality
  • Gendered Experience of Poverty
  • Attacking Gender Inequality Within Development
  • Women’s Rights
  • Sexual and Reproductive Rights
  • Violence and Legal Frameworks
  • Gender in the UN Human Rights Framework
  • Root Causes and Lived Realities
  • Social Communication for Social Change
  • Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
  • Issues Facing Minorities and Indigenous Peoples
  • Social Exclusion by Continent
  • Overcoming Structural Inequalities
  • Combatting Social Exclusion
  • Vulnerability and “Natural” Disasters
  • Gendered Experiences of Disaster
  • Social Protection: Problematizing Conditional Cash Transfers
  • Culture v. Rights: The Case of Female Genital Mutilation
  • Equalizing the Encounter: Free Prior Informed Consent
  • Humanitarian Response to Crisis
  • “Do No Harm”: The Rise of “New Humanitarianism”
  • International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
  • Democratization and Political Participation: The Situation Room
  • Responding to Crisis: Mediating for Peace
  • Sustainable Development and Rights
  • A Vision of Rights for the Future
  • Pathways to Sustainable Development and Human Rights
  • Human Rights and the Economy
  • The SDGs and Beyond

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Subjects Social Sciences Humanities
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 11 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $49
From SDGAcademyX, SDG Academy via edX
Instructors Joshua Castellino, Sarah Bradshaw
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences Humanities
Tags Social Sciences Law Philosophy & Ethics

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