International Human Rights Law

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Human rights are developed through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries. The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals, the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection.

We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 7 months ago
I took this course while waiting for the results of the Bar Examinations. It was my first MOOC class and I am definitely satisfied of how things turned out. The class is very active and engaging. The topics are in-depth.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 7 months ago
It is an excellent course, very comprehensive and didactic. One of the best online courses I have completed. This structured according to the most important topics in the field of human rights (in this case the focus is on the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights). In particular, the treatment was done on the obligations of States in ESCR is appreciated. I recommend it highly. Thanks to Professor De Schutter and Mathias.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
I am now enrolled and excited about this course. Its an avenue for me to learn and have more knowlegde on human rights and Law. Thank you Mr De Schutter.
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8/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
I am excited about this course. Its an avenue for me to learn and have more knowlegde on human rights and Law. Thank you Mr De Schutter.
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
I am looking forward to the course and am honoured to actually being taught by someone of Mr.Schutter's accomplishments. However, I was wondering if at the beginning you would talk about the role of the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, along with the Magna Carta, and the Geneva Convention to give context to the events surrounding the Declaration of Human Rights, and the countries that participated in it and current events? Thanks so much!
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10/10 starsCompleted
6 years, 10 months ago
I am now enrolled in this course, and I look forward to learning about international human rights. I currently work for a nonprofit that provides services to refugees, asylees, and new immigrants, so I am really excited to use this opportunity as a stepping stone to being able to take part in various concerns raised by the enforcement of international human rights law.
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6 years, 11 months ago
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8/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 4 months ago
Unfortunately I couldn't get the certificate. I started the course late and I could not recover. I hope there will be a new edition of the course because I still found it very interesting and I would love to do it again from the start devoting all the time it deserves.
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7 years, 6 months ago
Fantastic course. This was my first MOOC and it couldn´t have been a better experience for me. Make no mistake this course is challenging, especially if you are coming from a non-legal background like myself (I failed the first exam, and quite badly). However, don´t get disheartened if you find the content difficult - one of the things I liked most about this course is that you could really feel your skills and knowledge develop over its duration as you become more familiar with legal language and terminology and more acquainted with the human rights conventions and mechanisms. By the end of the course I was doing much, much better in the exams and was finding the readings a great deal easier. The course covers a lot of ground, but is very well structured and the insights provided by Dr Schutter, the other staff members, the exercises and the course materials is invaluable. Highly recommended.
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6 years, 2 months ago
As a lawyer in Canada I have always been curious how the human rights system operates at an international level since it doesn't come up in daily practice. After taking this course it has filled that knowledge gap The course was well- organized and the teaching team showed flexibility, fairness and technical competence by improving the grading system midstream in response to concerns raised by other students. The one concern I have is that it is heavy with reading and light on lectures. I spent far more time on this course than any other MOOC because of all the reading material and you must do the readings to do well on the exams because many questions are based on the readings. In short the course does what it says it will do, it provides a very solid and thorough understanding of the international system for the protection of human rights, but you have to work hard for it.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 7 months ago
I am absolutely thrilled that I enrolled for this course; it is well-thought off, covers a LOT of ground, and is relatively easy for non-law person like me to understand. I have always been interested in Human Rights, and learning it from an esteemed university under Dr. Olivier has been a really rewarding experience. Not just the course contents or the tests/exams, I have learnt a lot from my fellow students as well, and the credit for all of this goes to edX for the foresight of practically bringing MOOC to millions of people around the world. Thank you!
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 6 months ago
I hope that on the certificate, it would show the Final Grade since it was a lot of work. But I do see it in the course. I hope for next classes, it will be displayed on the certificate. Thank you.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 6 months ago
Quite disappointing that (after all efforts to get a good result) the Certificate does not show the achieved grade.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 6 months ago
By Buya Jammeeh Initially I was a little bit confuse with the legal terms especially in the first part of the course, but I went through the modules every week I was really amazed with the whole process of learning. The course has expand my scope on international human Rights and I think belief it will serve as a steppingstone for me to pursuit international law and human rights studies. no much dislike as I said the beginning was the problem but otherwise I was able to be on top of things.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 6 months ago
i must say that this course was very interesting. all the materials were covered very well. the staff was always there to help.and not to forget the fellow students from who i also learned a lot
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 6 months ago
It was very interesting !! The course was having good structure and the material was clear ! The staff was really friendly and helped us with the test, because we had second change ! This course provides knowledge about International Human Rights for everyone !
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 6 months ago
Louvain - International Human Rights was my first step to achieve my goals on my field of study (International Relations). I am very glad to had the opportunity to take part of this course and I hope to get the chance to participate in more and more projects like this.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 7 months ago
I am not a lawyer or Human Rights activist but my experience with course had given me an insight of what are Human Rights and their limitations,the most important part of course to me is the connections between several institutions in advocating and protecting Human Rights. I can now comfortably prove a solid understanding of some of the key controversies associated with the development and enforcement of International human rights law. I wish to thank all those who made this course available and affordable.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 7 months ago
I am a lawyer and i am quite conversant with Human rights issues in my country but from this course, i discovered that internationally, although related, it is another ball Game and i really gained from this course. Thanks EDX, Thanks University of Lou vain
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 7 months ago
I found the course well structured and very interesting. It made me want to learn more about human rights.
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7 years, 7 months ago
This a great introduction to human rights and understanding the global implications of a universal human rights description. The course reviews several cases and discusses the reasoning and implications of the conclusions. No legal background is necessary, although a patience for reading legal papers is. The most enjoyable part for me was hearing people from all areas of the globe discuss the issues.
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10/10 starsCompleted
7 years, 7 months ago
An exceedingly delightful course, easy to decipher and entices you to take your own initiative and learn even more than what encompasses the syllabus.
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2/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 3 months ago
A farce. They are not just despite they are in Law. Worthless in terms of meaning. I hope you see that in life we must be honest. The International Law is far away of being a real Law but politics are the real reason of this course, but you got to be in silence because these guys do not respect any review.
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6/10 starsCompleted
3 years, 11 months ago
Dear Professor, Why the due date for final essay is 2 weeks earlier than course deadline ? That does not make a sense and it is unfair. If I cannot have the final exam at the end of course then at least it should not grade as final(!). I have completed the whole course and found out that I had already missed half part of final exam. Than what is the difference between auditing course and paying for Verified Certifcate? I want to take the Final Essay but i cannot. Please help me and give me the topic. Muhammed
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