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HREA and UPEACE offer new foundation course on international human rights law

Introduction to International Human Rights Law Cambridge/San JosÚ, 16 September 2011 -- HREA and the University for Peace Human Rights Centre will be offering a new course on international human rights. Introduction to International Human Rights Law (Foundation Course) will be offered for the first time from 2 November-13 December 2011.

This short certificate course, jointly offered by HREA and the Human Rights Centre of the UN Mandated University for Peace, introduces participants to the basics of international human rights law. The course is intended to not only build the foundations of the participants in international human rights law, but also as a foundation course for other HREA e-learning courses and to serve as a stepping stone for developing expertise in specialised areas of human rights law and practice. The course adopts a holistic approach to learning international human rights law, beginning from its normative foundations and emergence as a distinct field of international law to its contemporary status and challenges for the future.

The course is intended for (under)graduate students, staff members of social justice and development organisations, including development NGOs and UN specialised agencies. This course is especiallly recommended to those who would like to participate in other short and specialised HREA e-learning courses but lack sufficient background and knowledge of international human rights law.

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About HREA's Distance Learning Programme

Since 2002, over 4,000 human rights defenders, development workers, staff members of international organisations and graduate students have successfully participated in Human Rights Education Associates (HREA)'s e-learning courses.

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