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Millions of students choose distance learning education each year. One of the most recent educational phenomena related to this type of learning are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). As ever at the forefront of education, the Global Campus of Human Rights is also active in this area with its own MOOCs devoted to human rights issues that are either topical or underrepresented in the educational offer that is currently available online.

Reflecting an international spirit and multidimensional approach, our courses are taught by academics and experts drawn from all regions of the world and a cross-section of constituencies, enabling participants worldwide to benefit from rich and varied competences, experiences and knowledge.


12 March - 7 May 2018

Memory Sites and Human Rights

In a world of violent conflicts where the truth on past and present abuses is often manipulated, creating memorials such as historic sites, monuments, museums or art projects helps us raise awareness of the suffering and embrace the ideal of “never again!”



15 May - 10 July 2017

Gender-based violence in the context of migration

For women and girls, cross-border movement is often compounded by many challenges such as sexual and gender-based violence, psychosocial stress and trauma, and all forms of exploitation, including trafficking. Addressing the root causes of forced and economic migration and ensuring that the human rights of women and girls are protected throughout the migration process are essential steps towards a stronger recognition of their equal dignity.



12 September - 24 October 2016

Disability as a human rights issue: global and national perspectives

Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes towards them: no longer recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights.