Introduction to Human Rights
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Introduction to Human Rights

General introduction to international human rights, as well as an overview of some specific topics in this field.
4.4 (726 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
14,302 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2014
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 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
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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
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.

At the end of the course, Udemy will give you a free virtual certificate which verifies that you completed the course. Also, if you wish, you may request a paid virtual certificate from the Universidad Diego Portales, signed by professor José Zalaquett, write us to moocchile@mail.udp.cl

Who 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 For This Course
33 Lectures
05:47:10
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Basic concepts
3 Lectures 26:15

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You may download the video, glossary and the transcript from this class below.

Notions of Public Ethics I
09:35

Notions of Public Ethics I
2 questions

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Notions of Public Ethics II
07:46

Notions of Public Ethics II
2 questions

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Democracy, Citizenry, International Order and International Law
08:54

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

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You may download the video, glossary and the script from this class below.

The Historical Evolution Of Human Rights
11:00

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

You may also watch this Lesson on our Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Pb3zDtKTmo. There it is the list of resources (images and music) used on this video. Remember that, for get a virtual certificate, you should follow the complete course in Udemy.

You may download the video, glossary and the script from this class below. Also, you may download a zip which contains the legal documents mentioned in the class in pdf format.

Internationalization of Human Rights in the Post-War. Main Legal Documents
08:35

Internationalization of Human Rights in the Post-War. Main Legal Documents
2 questions
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Civil and Political Rights
4 Lectures 40:07

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Civil and Political Rights I
06:37

Civil and Political Rights
2 questions

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Civil and Political Rights II
10:42

Civil and Political Rights II
2 questions

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Civil and Political Rights III
09:40

Civil and Political Rights III
2 questions

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Freedom of Expression
13:08

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

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Equality and Non-Discrimination
13:54

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

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Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
15:26

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

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Restrictions on Rights
07:49

Restrictions on Rights
2 questions
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Human rights violations
3 Lectures 29:38

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Human Rights Violations I
10:24

Human Rights Violations I
2 questions

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Human Rights Violations II
08:14

Human Rights Violations II
2 questions

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Human Rights Violations III
11:00

Human Rights Violations III
2 questions
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Human rights protection mechanisms
3 Lectures 31:15

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The Human Rights Movement
10:08

The Human Rights Movement
2 questions

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National Mechanisms of Protection
10:08

National Mechanisms of Protection
2 questions

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Universal and Regional Protection Mechanisms
10:59

Universal and Regional Protection Mechanisms
2 questions
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International criminal law
1 Lecture 11:21

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International Criminal Law
11:21

International Criminal Law
2 questions
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About the Instructor
José Zalaquett
4.5 Average rating
6,482 Reviews
59,344 Students
8 Courses
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).

Juan Francisco Lobo
4.5 Average rating
6,482 Reviews
59,344 Students
8 Courses
Academic

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.