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Provisional Programme

Day 1: From International to Domestic

09:00 – 09:15 Opening remarks and course outline
09:15 – 11:00 An Intro to International Human Rights Law
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:00 The UN System: Treaties & Law
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 International & Regional Protection Mechanisms
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:45 Human Rights & Democracy

Day 2: People and Power

09:15 – 11:00 Freedom of Expression & Protest
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:00 Economic, Social & Cultural Rights
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Civil Rights: torture, life, fair trial & detention
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:45 Terrorism, War & Non-State actors

Day 3: Minority Rights

09:15 – 11:00 Indigenous Rights & Self-determination
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:00 Refugees & Asylum Seekers
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Ethnic, Religious, & Sexual Minority Rights
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:45 The Rights of the Child

Evaluation
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and complete all assigned readings prior to and during the course. The use of online mediums such as chat will be used.

Eligibility
This online IHRI course is open to all students with an interest in law and related topics. No formal qualifications are required. Study will involve reading and analysing student law texts, articles, UN treaties, cases, and other material.

English Requirements
Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Included

  • Official Welcome booklet
  • All course materials (PDF)
  • Official Certificate of Completion

About the instructor
Dr. Sherif A. Elgebeily is Director of the Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security, and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). He is the author of The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-making Process (Routledge, 2017) and was also the 2016 International Rule of Law Visiting Fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (UK). Dr. Elgebeily has previously held university teaching posts in the UK, Egypt, and Hong Kong, teaching international human rights law, international humanitarian law, the rule of law in a globalised world, comparative constitutional law, and legal English. He frequently writes for mass media outlets including Al-Sharq Al-Awsat and the South China Morning Post, and has provided his expert opinions to television channels including France 24, SBS, and RTHK. His work experience includes the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York, the European Commission in Brussels, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in Egypt, and the Child Law Centre, University of Pretoria. He is also inter alia a rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (2017 – ); Judging Member of the ISA Chadwick Alger Prize Committee (2017); Academic Peer Reviewer (Law) for Cambridge University Press (USA) (2015 – ); and International Advisory Board member of the Westminster Law Review (2015 – ).

For more information, contact Ms. Susana Pardilla Ramirez on admin@csips.org

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