26 May 2016

Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC)
Introduction to International Protection of Human Rights
1 June - 12 June 2016 and 13 - 24 June 2016 

Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC) has developed the course 'Introduction to International Protection of Human Rights'. It is a virtual course taught in English about the internationalization of human rights and the main systems of protection at the international level.
Unit 1 - Internationalisation of Human Rights: Concept, foundations and guarantees (01/06 - 12/06)
In this first unit we will examine the internationalisation of human rights at the universal level with an essentially normative perspective, a process that was led largely by the United Nations. We will begin with a discussion on the foundations and evolution of human rights, followed by references to the main international human rights instruments.

Unit 2 - International and European Human Rights systems (13/06-24/06)
In the second unit we will focus specifically on human rights protection systems. This unit provides an overview of how the promotion and protection of human rights are articulated in the United Nations and the European systems. The UN has a central role in the promotion and protection of human rights, having led the adoption of international treaties that establish universal standards in the field and enabled the development of mechanisms to protect those rights. We will also learn about the functioning of the European system of human rights protection, with a brief overview of its history, characteristics and peculiarities.

Practical information
• Date: From 01/06/206 to 30/06/2016 (65 hours of study dedication) 
• Price: €150 
• Inscription online
• Limited Places: 30

More information on the event can be found here.