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Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Discover how human rights and criminal law connect or challenge each other

Are you a master’s student or a professional new to international law and relations? On this course, you will build your understanding of human rights law, international criminal law, and how the two concepts relate to each other.

You will learn the core principles of human rights and how they have influenced international criminal law. You will discover the extent international criminal law has met the expectation of victims of human right violations. You will also look at what individuals and governments have done to prioritise human rights in fighting international crime.

What topics will you cover?

  • The parallel development of human rights law (HRL) and International criminal law (ICL)
  • HRL and ILC courts: mapping the respective competencies and tasks
  • Where do HRL and ICL converge or conflict? Limits, opportunities and challenges of prosecuting mass human rights violations
  • A gender-sensitive human rights perspective on ICL
  • Children’s rights and ICL prosecutions
  • International crimes in the jurisprudence of HRL courts

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course is for master’s students in international law and international relations, professionals, human rights activists and NGO officers looking to explore this area of international law studies.

Who developed the course?

University of Padova

The University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning; it aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background.