HRIC - Online Short Course on the African Human Rights System
4 October 2013
The Human Rights Implementation Centre is offering a 4 week distance learning short course on the African Human Rights System to take place between 4 and 29 November 2013.
The Human Rights Implementation Centre is offering a following 4 week distance learning short course on the African Human Rights System to take place between 4 and 29 November 2013.
Details can be found at: /law/research/centres-themes/hric/onlineshortcourses/
The aim of the course is to provide a detailed introduction to the African human rights system, the workings of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. It will take a practical approach, providing students with the opportunity to examine State reports submitted by State parties to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, as well as case law from both the Commission and the Court. The involvement of high profile experts working within the African human rights system will provide students with firsthand experience of how it operates in practice.
The course is aimed at students, academics, non-governmental and inter-governmental staff, representatives from governments, and legal professionals, as well as others for whom knowledge of the subject is important to their work or who are embarking on a career in human rights.
The course will take place over a four week period and on average involves 25 hours of work in total. The course will be in English and will include reading, participation in online discussions and an essay writing assignment of 2000 words. As a distance learning course the work can be undertaken by students in their own time during the four week period.
Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
The course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for CPD points.