In a bid to break down barriers, smash stereotypes and encourage people to take action, an innovative educational online course focusing on the rights of refugees will be rolled out globally to mark World Refugee Day (20 June), said Amnesty International.
The course, which is open to all, covers a spectrum of issues in a straightforward way. Human Rights: The Rights of Refugees includes modules on how to defend the rights of refugees, the role of governments in protecting refugees and preventing human rights violations against them and how to challenge discrimination.
The European Programme for Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals (HELP) supports the Council of Europe member states in implementing the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) at the national level.
Source: Council of Europe website
You'll need to create a password on the HELP platform and it is absolutely free.
Professor Olivier De Schutter from the Université Catholique de Louvain teaches this 10-weeks free course, which is aimed at people with an advanced knowledge of human rights at an international level.
You'll need to create an account on Edx and it is absolutely free.
Available language: English.
Amnesty International Venezuela offers free online courses in Spanish. These courses focus on non-discrimination and LGBT rights, reduction of armed violence as well as an introduction to Human Rights.
You'll need to create an account on Learnsity and it is absolutely free.
Available language: Spanish.
This free course created by José Zalaquett, Juan Francisco Lobo on Udemy - an online learning and teaching marketplace - is a great introduction to human rights and doesn't require any background in this field.
You'll need to create an account on udemy and it is absolutely free.
Available languages: English and Spanish