If you do not understand the basic moral principles underpinning fairness, equality, dignity of all human beings then you are committing a great injustice.

Ignorance towards your human rights is an injustice to the many individuals who have fought so hard to establish them in the first place and it is an injustice to yourself, because you won’t know when your rights are being violated. 

Like my understanding of political philosophy, I never gained an education in human rights as part of my formal education, so this module is where I set that right. 

7 Courses

Human Rights: Global & Local Protection

Platform: iversity

Institution: Universita Degli Studi Di Padova

Started: 03/04/2015

Finished: 28/08/2017

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Human Rights Theory and Philosophy

Platform: edX

Institution: Curtin University

Started: 27/03/2017

Finished: 10/04/2017

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Human Rights and Development

Platform: edX

Institution: Curtin University

Started: 24/04/2017

Finished: 02/11/2017

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Exploring English: Magna Carter

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: British Council

Started: 24/04/2017

Finished: 24/04/2017

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Human Rights Advocacy, Activism and Change

Platform: edX

Institution: Curtin University

Started: 02/11/2017

Finished: 28/01/2018

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Beyond the Ballot: Women Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today

Platform: FutureLearn

Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London & The Houses of Parliament

Started: 02/03/2018

Finished: 08/03/2018

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Public Privacy: Cyber Security and Human Rights

Platform: iversity

Institution: The Hague Institute for Global Justice

Started: 10/12/2013

Finished: 29/06/2016

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2 Books

Rights of Man

Author: Thomas Paine

Publisher: Penguin Books

Published: 1985 (originally published 1791 & 1792)

Started: 10/05/2020

Finished: 27/05/2020

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A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft

Publisher: LibriVox

Published: 2007

Started: 27/05/2020

Finished: 

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Universal human rights are often expressed and guaranteed by law, in the forms of treaties, customary international law , general principles and other sources of international law. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.
The principle of universality of human rights is the cornerstone of international human rights law. This principle, as first emphasized in the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948, has been reiterated in numerous international human rights conventions, declarations, and resolutions. The 1993 Vienna World Conference on Human Rights, for example, noted that it is the duty of States to promote and protect all human rights and fundamental freedoms, regardless of their political, economic and cultural systems.

Your Human Rights, The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, www.ohchr.org