Overview

Welcome to Introduction to International Human Rights

This course provides students with an introduction to international human rights, in particular as set out in international treaties. How has this body of law developed and what are the key protections it offers? What are the key international institutions involved and what mechanisms can be used to enforce the law? What explains the law’s weakness, so evident in the continuing denial of human rights worldwide?

Learning modules

[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” _type=”side-image” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fintroduction%2F|title:Introduction||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/introduction_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Introduction” el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1475″]To meet your professor, and to hear his introduction to the course, watch the video…[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-1%2F|title:Module%201||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/M1_Header-1.jpg” sub_title=”Module 1″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1458″]Introduction to the United Nations (UN) and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-2%2F|title:Module%202%20||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module2_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 2″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1463″]The Universal Declaration of Human Rights includes all rights – civil, political, economic, social and cultural…[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” _type=”side-image” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-3%2F|title:Module%203||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module3_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 3″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1464″]We will take an in-depth look at economic, social and cultural rights, in particular at the range of rights protected in…[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-4%2F|title:Module%204||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module4_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 4″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1465″]What does it mean to say we hold rights as “humans”? This Module will explore that question.[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-5%2F|title:Module%205||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module5_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 5″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1466″]In this Module we will look at the Charter-based procedures, and in Module 6 at the treaty-based procedures.[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” _type=”side-image” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-6%2F|title:Module%206||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module6_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 6″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1467″]We examine Charter-based UN human rights bodies to monitor state’s compliance with their human rights obligations…[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-7%2F|title:Module%207||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module7_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 7″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1468″]This module will explore the degree to which international human rights law can be used to influence…[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-8%2F|title:Module%208||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module8_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 8″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1469″]This module will explore the degree to which international human rights law can be used to influence…[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” _type=”side-image” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-9%2F|title:Module%209||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module9_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 9″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1470″]For our second, in depth look at a human rights issue, we will examine the relevance of international human rights …[/porto_image_frame]
[porto_image_frame type=”hover-style” view_type=”side-image” img_width=”” hover_bg=”hide-wrapper-bg” hover_img=”no-zoom” noborders=”yes” boxshadow=”yes” link_icon=”” link=”url:http%3A%2F%2Felearningsandbox.ca%2FECH%2Fmodules%2Fmodule-10%2F|title:Module%2010||” image_url=”wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Module10_thumb-01.jpg” sub_title=”Module 10″ el_class=”thumb-info-custom” image_id=”1471″]In this final module we look at different methods for pursuing justice, through both national and international mechanisms…[/porto_image_frame]
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