Business, Human Rights, and Development (10 May – 20 June, 2017)

Note: This course is also offered as part of the Professional Development Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights. Course Description This certificate course offered by the Human Rights Center of the University for Peace will provide participants with a comprehensive outlook on the interface between business, development, and human rights. Business corporations have always been, some […]

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Trafficking in Persons (26 April – 06 June, 2017)

This course can be taken as stand-alone, or as part of the Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement. Course Description Trafficking in Persons (TIP) is a global human rights violation that constitutes a contemporary form of slavery.  It has acquired alarming proportions generating profits of billions of dollars annually, an organized trade in which women […]

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Development and Human Rights (15 March – 25 April, 2017)

Note: This course is also offered as part of the Professional Development Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights. Admissions are Open! Course Description This certificate course offered by the Human Rights Center of the University for Peace introduces participants to the major themes and debates concerning the relationship between human rights and development. The course […]

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Forced Migration and Human Rights (1 March – 11 April, 2017)

This course can be taken as stand-alone, or as part of the Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement. Admissions are Open! Course Description This course introduces participants to the diverse, yet interlinked, issues related to the trans-boundary movement of people and how this affects human rights. It starts off by exploring the notion of […]

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Protection of Human Rights in the Contemporary World: Practices, Challenges and Prospects (18 Jan to 21 Mar, 2017)

Course Description The experience of the ‘scourge of war’ during and in the immediate aftermath of World War II brought about a new international recognition and focus to the rights of human beings. Today, there are several international treaties guaranteeing a wide range of human rights. International and regional mechanisms to monitor and enforce compliance […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Development (18 January – 28 February, 2017)

Note: This course is also offered as part of the Professional Development Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights. Course Description This certificate course offered by the Human Rights Center of the University for Peace will introduce participants to the increasingly significant field of indigenous peoples’ rights and looks at the contemporary issues that have paradoxically […]

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Gender, Development, and Human Rights (2 November – 13 December, 2016)

Note: This course is also offered as part of the Professional Development Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights. Course Description This six week specialized online course introduces participants to the gender dimensions of the interface between development and human rights. Social constructions shape our identity, and thus, have critical impact on our daily lives. Diverse […]

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Protection of Internally Displaced Persons (25 October – 5 December, 2017)

This course can be taken as stand-alone, or as part of the Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement.  Course Description This certificate course introduces learners to the various dimensions of human rights protection as it applies to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). The rise of internal conflicts in the last couple of decades, accompanied with natural disasters […]

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Environment, Development, and Human Rights (6 September – 17 October, 2017)

Note: This course is also offered as part of the Professional Development Diploma on Sustainable Development and Human Rights. Course Description This certificate course offered by the Human Rights Center of the University for Peace looks at the linkages between the environment, development, and human rights and examines how these linkages may assist efforts to protect both […]

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Protection of Stateless Persons (30 August – 10 October, 2017)

This course can be taken as stand-alone, or as part of the Diploma in Human Rights and Forced Displacement. Course Description This certificate course introduces learners to the international system for protection of Stateless Persons, and the reduction and prevention of statelessness. Addressing Statelessness is an imperative in today’s world, given that there are more than […]

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