London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
International Human Rights Law and Practice Course
London, 8 October - 10 December 2012
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE organises its Certificate Course ‘International Human Rights Law and Practice’.
● The history and foundational principles of human rights
● The international institutional framework for promoting and protecting human rights
● Regional mechanisms for protecting and promoting human rights
● Civil and political rights and how they are enforced
● Economic, social and cultural rights and how they are enforced
● Human rights as democratic values: participatory rights in practice
● Equality and minority rights: the enforcement of protection from discrimination
● People's rights: indigenous people, the right to self-determination and third generation rights
● Rights in the private sphere: non-state actors, paramilitary organisations, regulating business and other private relationships
Why take this course?
● Delivers a comprehensive understanding of internationally recognised human rights instruments and standards
● Explains how human rights standards work and shows how they can be applied in practice
● Offers access to leading human rights practitioners and academics
● Provides a coherent account of international human rights institutions
● Shows the relevance of international human rights law to domestic law
● Identifies how human rights standards influence the development of law and policy
● Improves critical awareness of key issues in contemporary human rights
This course will be taught by a team of leading barristers and distinguished academic experts. In 2011 these included:
● Dr. Chaloka Beyani, Senior Lecturer in Law at LSE and UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons.
● Iain Byrne, Senior Lawyer for Economic and Social Rights at Interights and Fellow at Essex University's Human Rights Centre.
● Prof. Christine Chinkin FBA, Professor of International Law at LSE, and a member of Matrix Chambers.
● Prof. Andrew Clapham, Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies Institute and former Representative of Amnesty International to the UN in New York.
● Jane Gordon, Human rights barrister, LSE Visiting Fellow and Senior lawyer at the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre
● Richard Hermer QC, leading practictioner in human rights, public international law, actions against the police and personal injury. Member of Doughty Street Chambers.
● Prof. Francesca Klug OBE, director of the Human Rights Futures Programme at LSE.
● Prof. Philip Leach, Professor of Human Rights, a solicitor, and Director of the Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute, and the European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (both based at London Metropolitan University).
● Prof. Aileen McColgan, Professor of Human Rights Law at Kings College London, member of Matrix Chambers and the British expert on the EU Commission’s network of gender equality legal experts.
Ten week Monday evening course - CPD accredited.
Fees and administration
Fees and administration
The standard course fee is £1,970. Book online now|
Subsidies and Discounts
The Centre is able to offer up to five subsidised places, at £985, in support of those who would otherwise be unable to take the course. Those wishing to apply for a subsidised place must complete and return the subsidised place application form by noon Thursday 6 September 2012.
Subsidised places will be awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. Priority will be given to those working in non-governmental or voluntary sector organisations who are able to demonstrate a clear benefit to that organisation beyond their personal education and professional development. Please note that if your application is not successful you will not be guaranteed a full-price place on the course. Discounts for group bookings may also be possible, please contact the Centre Manager to discuss. The Centre is regrettably not able to provide any additional assistance, financial or practical, in the securing of travel to, or accommodation in, London.
Subsidised Place Application form (word document)