Introduction to Human Rights

General introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Contents Video: 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2014 English

Course Description

This course is meant to be a general introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.

The first half of the course consists in: An introduction to basic notions of public ethics, the history of Human Rights, international instruments, categories of rights, Human Rights violations, protection and responsibility thereof.

The second part of the course deals with current issues in the human rights agenda such as: Rights of women, rights of the child, rights of indigenous peoples, armed conflicts and terrorism, the environment, transitional justice, sexual minorities.

The course consists of 33 lessons, each one lasting about 10 minutes. There's no time limit to complete it. We estimate that completing the course (watch all classes and answer all quizzes) takes about 7 hours in total.

We have experts from all around the world as visiting professors for some classes.

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need any background or experience in the area to take the course
  • This is not a legal course, it has some legal concepts, but they are explained in the lessons. Also, for each video we provide a glossary which you may download.
  • The difficulty is similar to an introductory course of 1st year college

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you should be able to understand basic notions of public ethics and the law, as well as the concept and importance of human rights throughout history and in the current international context. You should also be able to identify and reflex on some specific issues in the human rights agenda, such as the rights of women, of the child, of indigenous peoples; the environment; terrorism and armed conflict; and sexual minorities, among others

What is the target audience?

  • Everyone interested in issues related to Human Rights (historical evolution of human rights, main legal documents, rights of women, the rights of children, indigenous rights, armed conflicts, terrorism, the environment, etc.)
  • You don't need any background or experience in the area to take the course

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Curriculum

Section 1: Basic concepts
09:35

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Notions of Public Ethics I
2 questions
07:46

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Notions of Public Ethics II
2 questions
08:54

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Democracy, Citizenry, International Order and International Law
2 questions
Section 2: Historical Evolution
11:00

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The Historical Evolution of Human Rights
2 questions
Section 3: The Internationalization of Human Rights post-1945. Main Legal Documents
08:35

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Internationalization of Human Rights in the Post-War. Main Legal Documents
2 questions
Section 4: Civil and Political Rights
06:37

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Civil and Political Rights
2 questions
10:42

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Civil and Political Rights II
2 questions
09:40

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Civil and Political Rights III
2 questions
13:08

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Freedom of Expression
2 questions
Section 5: The Overarching Principles of Equality and Non-Discrimination
13:54

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Equality and Non-Discrimination
2 questions
Section 6: Economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). Collective rights
15:26

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
2 questions
Section 7: Absolute rights and rights subject to limitations
07:49

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Restrictions on Rights
2 questions
Section 8: Human rights violations
10:24

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Human Rights Violations I
2 questions
08:14

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Human Rights Violations II
2 questions
11:00

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Human Rights Violations III
2 questions
Section 9: Human rights protection mechanisms
10:08

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The Human Rights Movement
2 questions
10:08

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National Mechanisms of Protection
2 questions
10:59

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Universal and Regional Protection Mechanisms
2 questions
Section 10: International criminal law
11:21

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International Criminal Law
2 questions
Section 11: Rights of women
14:27

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Rights of Women
2 questions
Section 12: Rights of the child
13:47

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Rights of the child
2 questions
Section 13: Rights of indigenous peoples
09:44

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Indigenous Peoples Rights
2 questions
Section 14: Migrants
14:04

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Migration and Human Rights
2 questions
Section 15: Armed conflicts
07:21

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Armed Conflicts I
2 questions
11:30

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Armed Conflicts II
2 questions
Section 16: Terrorism and human rights
07:12

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Terrorism and Human Rights
2 questions
Section 17: Environment and human rights
14:17

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Environment and Human Rights
2 questions
Section 18: Anti-corruption and human rights
09:04

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Anti-Corruption and Human Rights I
2 questions
10:33

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2 questions

Which of the following assertions is/are INCORRECT?

Section 19: Transitional Justice
12:43

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Transitional Justice
2 questions
Section 20: Intellectual property and human rights
08:42

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Intellectual Property and Human Rights
2 questions
Section 21: Sexual minorities
10:00

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Sexual Minorities and Human Rights
2 questions
Section 22: Bioethics
08:26

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Bioethics and Human Rights
2 questions

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Instructor Biography

José Zalaquett, Lawyer, Human Rights Professor

Head of the MOOC Chile Project. Lawyer, Universidad de Chile. Doctor Honoris Causa, by the Universities of Notre Dame and City University of New York. Professor, International Human Rights and International Law and the Use of Force, Universidad de Chile Law School. Former professor, Ethics and Government, Master's Program on Public Policy, Universidad de Chile. Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Toronto University, New York University, Maryland University, Notre Dame University and Interamerican Institute for Human Rights. Co-founder and former co-director, Human Rights Center, Universidad de Chile Law School (2002-2011). Commissioner, International Commission of Jurist.

Director, Legal Department of the Peace Cooperation Committee for Chile (1973-1976). Former President, Amnesty International Executive Committee (1979-1982). Commissioner, Chilean Truth and Reconciliation Commission (1990-1991). Former Commissioner and President, Interamerican Commission on Human Rights (2003-2004).

Instructor Biography

Lawyer, Universidad de Chile. Invited Professor, International Criminal Jurisdiction, University of Chile. Invited Professor, Public International Law and International Criminal Law, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Invited Professor, Legal Theory, Universidad Diego Portales.  Former academyc assistant, International Human Rights and International Law and the Use of Force, Universidad de Chile Law School.  

Abogado de la Universidad de Chile. Profesor Invitado, Jurisdicción Penal Internacional, Universidad de Chile. Profesor Invitado, Derecho Internacional Público y Derecho Penal Internacional, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. Profesor Invitado, Teoría del Derecho, Universidad Diego Portales. Ex ayudante, Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos y Derecho Internacional y Uso de la Fuerza, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile.

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