This course provides a comprehensive understanding of International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, examining the fundamental principles, mechanisms, and challenges in promoting and protecting human rights in global contexts. Participants will explore the historical development of these legal frameworks, including key international treaties, conventions, and institutions.
The course delves into the substantive areas of human rights, covering civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights. Participants will critically analyze the complexities of applying these rights in diverse cultural and political settings, considering issues such as gender equality, minority rights, and the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons.
Furthermore, the course explores the intersection between human rights and humanitarian law, focusing on the legal framework governing armed conflicts and the protection of individuals in times of war. Participants will examine the principles of distinction, proportionality, and non-discrimination, and analyze the role of international tribunals and courts in prosecuting war crimes and ensuring accountability. Through case studies and practical exercises, participants will develop skills in analyzing human rights situations, advocating for justice, and proposing effective strategies for human rights protection at the international level.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the fundamental principles, concepts, and historical development of international human rights and humanitarian law, including key treaties, conventions, and institutions.
- Analyze and evaluate the substantive areas of human rights, including civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, and their application in diverse cultural and political contexts.
- Examine the intersection between human rights and humanitarian law, exploring the legal framework governing armed conflicts and the protection of individuals during times of war.
- Critically analyze the challenges and complexities involved in promoting and protecting human rights, including issues such as gender equality, minority rights, and the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons.
- Develop an understanding of the principles of distinction, proportionality, and non-discrimination in humanitarian law, and their significance in ensuring accountability for war crimes.
- Enhance practical skills in analyzing human rights situations, advocating for justice, and proposing effective strategies for the protection and promotion of human rights at the international level.
This course is designed for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professionals working in fields such as law, international relations, human rights advocacy, humanitarian aid, and conflict resolution. It is suitable for individuals seeking a comprehensive understanding of international human rights and humanitarian law, including those interested in pursuing careers in international organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government agencies, or legal professions with a focus on human rights and humanitarian issues. No prior knowledge of the subject is required, making it accessible to both beginners and those with some background in the field.
To participate in this online course, participants will need a reliable internet connection and a computer, laptop, or mobile device. The course will be hosted on Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute platform, which participants will access using their web browser. The platform is compatible with most modern web browsers, such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Additional technology requirements will be communicated to participants in advance if necessary.
Award of the Certificates
Participants, who successfully complete all course requirements, including assignments and assessments, will be awarded a certificate of completion in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (IHRHL). The certificate will highlight the skills and knowledge gained in the course, providing valuable recognition of the participant’s achievements.
The course fee for is US$300. Limited partial scholarships are available for participants from developing countries who demonstrate financial need. Details on the partial scholarship application process will be provided upon registration.
This advanced course on grant proposal writing and resource mobilization is designed to be flexible for busy professionals. The course has duration of 84 hours, which can be completed over a period of four (4) weeks. Participants will have access to the course materials and assignments 24/7 and can complete the coursework at their own pace. Additionally, there is a possibility of an extension if required. This flexibility allows participants to balance their work and personal commitments while still benefiting from the course.
Interested participants can register for this course by filling out an online application form at https://justicegroup.org/submit-your-application-form/ or request an application form from email: email@example.com. The application deadline is 4th October 2023, while payment is due on 6th October 2023. Once accepted, participants will be provided with payment details, and payment must be made before the participant can start the course.
Introduction to Sources of International Human Rights Law
Development and Scope of International Human Rights Law
- Development and impact of international human rights law
- The scope of international human rights law
- Enforcement/monitoring mechanisms and machinery
- United Nations charter-based bodies
- Regional mechanism for human rights protection
- Limitations on the human rights treaty obligations of states
- Assignment 2
The Concept and Development of International Humanitarian Law (IHL)
- Origin and development of international humanitarian law
- Role of custom in the development of international humanitarian law
- Sources of international humanitarian law
- The application of international humanitarian law
- The basic rules of international humanitarian law (IHL)
- Types and purposes of international humanitarian law
- Assignment 3
Protecting Fundamental Human Rights in Armed Conflicts
Protection of Human Rights of Women in International Human Rights & Humanitarian Law
Protection of the Rights of Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)
Implementation of International Humanitarian Law: The Role of States and ICRC
- An overview of national measures of implementation
- Who should implement?
- Measures to ensure implementation of international humanitarian law (IHL)
- Legal and practical measures for the prevention and control of IHL violations
- Promotion of international humanitarian law treaties
- Implementation of international humanitarian law by selected states
- The role and mandate of the ICRC in the implementation of IHL
- Assignment 7