Thursday, December 17, 2015

Human Rights MOOCS Now Enrolling

Need a refresher, want to round out your human rights knowledge or even gain a new credential?  Try a MOOC -- "Massive Open Online Course"!  Upcoming courses, now enrolling, include International Human Rights Law in Comparative Perspective, taught by Olivier De Schutter, former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, and International Law in Action, taught by faculty at the University of Leiden.  Last fall, Amnesty International mounted its first MOOC -- on the right to freedom of expression -- and Stanford  recently concluded its MOOC on international law and women's health and human rights.   More human rights MOOCS are coming on line all the time.  As noted by one blogger, "Human rights education is key to addressing the underlying causes of injustice around the world.  The more people know about their rights, and the rights of others in society, the better equipped they are to protect them."  MOOCS contribute to making this knowledge much more widely accessible, at both introductory and expert levels.

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