Centre for Human Rights MOOC:
Introduction to the African human rights system
17 February - 9 March 2020
Hosted by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria
Free enrolment up to 9 March 2020
This Centre for Human Rights massive open online course (MOOC) provides a basic understanding of the functioning of the African regional human rights system and its relevance to the realisation of human rights in Africa.The Introduction to the African human rights system provides participants with a solid introduction to the regional protection of human rights within the institutional framework of the African Union and its monitoring system. Different themes relating to implementation,refugees, women, LGBTI and access to information are further explored.
The programme of the MOOC is divided in three modules:The programme of the MOOC is divided in three modules:
- Module 1 introduces the African regional human rights system.
- Module 2 explores in more detail four bodies involved in the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa.
- Module 3 discusses implementation as well as the work of the African Union in relation to four thematic areas: Migration, women’s rights,the rights of LGBTI persons, access to information, and business and human rights.
Lecturers and Experts
Reflecting the international spirit and multidisciplinary approach of the Centre, the course is taught by academics and experts drawn from avast network of African scholars, representing most regions of the African continent. This enables participants to benefit from rich and varied competencies, experiences and knowledge. This MOOC has been developed under the auspices of the Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa (HRDA) and the Advanced Human Rights Courses (AHRC). Both these programmes are coordinated by the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria.