Human Rights and Law OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Bachelor Level Humanitarian Law Course

Published Feb 12, 2009

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'Human Rights and Law' is a free course that examines the rise of human rights and the law of arm conflict or humanitarian law. It also takes a look at the European Convention on Human Rights and at the Human Rights Act of 1998. This OpenCourseWare, provided by courtesy of The Open University is geared toward students with an interest in human rights, law or students completing coursework in undergraduate degree programs.

Human Rights and Law: Course Specifics

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Human Rights and Law: Course Description

The modern era of human rights commenced with the Declaration of Human Rights, a document that was approved by the United Nations in December 1948. It proposed six groups of rights for all individuals, liberty rights, security rights, due process rights, equality rights, rights of political participation and social rights. 'Human Rights and Law' is a free course that is provided by The Open University's Law Department that examines the idea of human rights. This course, which is available in online text, covers a wide range of topics, such as treaties, conventions and constitutions, slavery reform and the Red Cross. There is also a detailed review of The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) that took place in 1950. The course concludes with a study of English courts and their interpretation of human rights law. This introductory undergraduate course takes about 20 hours to complete and is intended for students interested in law, sociology and history.

Online course materials include a discussion forum, learning journal, knowledge map and online unit notes. To learn more, visit the human rights and law course page.

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