Introduction to Human Rights
What does the 'rights-based approach to development' mean? This short introductory course provides a grounding in the basic principles of human rights. It also introduces participants to the international and regional conventions and instruments which encode human rights. It is one of an integrated collection of courses developed by Fahamu in conjunction with the University of Oxford.
The course is in four parts.
1 What are human rights?
2 Monitoring, enforcement and protection
The mechanisms and bodies set up to make monitoring easier.
3 The human rights system
4 Values in a human rights organisation
A human rights organisation should reflect the underlying values of human rights – not only in its monitoring and campaigning but also in its own practice. These values and practices include:
By the end of the course
Participants will be able to:
Every participant will be provided with course materials including a course CDROM, which contains a comprehensive library of all relevant declarations, conventions and documents, as well as useful website addresses.
Every participant who successfully completes a course will be awarded a certificate from the University of Oxford and Fahamu.
This course is suitable for governmental and non-governmental organisations, and is strongly recommended for those development organisations implementing a 'rights-based' approach.
Distance learning course (1–2 hours/day): 5 weeks
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A FAHAMU BOOKS AND PAMBAZUKA PRESS PUBLICATION
Title Introduction to Human Rights
Publisher Pambazuka Press
Imprint Fahamu Books
BISAC Subject Heading POL055000 POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Australian & Oceanian
Audience 01 General / trade
Audience Activists, campaigners, NGO-workers, academics, journalists, commentators
Credit Fahamu Ltd
Subject Scheme Identifier Code 93 Thema subject category: JP 94 Thema geographical qualifier: 1M