C.4. Human Rights


Continuous editions.


Researchers interested in deepening multi-cultural perspectives and approaches, Press Officers, Communication Officers, Third Sector Professionals (as public and private social support services, NGOs, Associations), Social Workers, Legal Professionals and Practitioners. Researchers working in the field of Social Sciences. Professionals from the Education sector. Cultural and Community Mediators.


Human rights and their protection are very complex issues. Regardless of the specific professional framework, the knowledge of laws, regulations, techniques, strategies and tools for the protection of human rights are fundamental in order to develop correctly professional skills and capacities in the field. This course aims at providing practical tools and techniques useful to address human rights and their protection in a proper professional and Ethical manner, through a detailed analysis of their nature and their development and evolution by different viewpoints, as the historical and legal ones.


I MODULE (One Day)
– Fundamentals on anthropology, history, sociology and international law in relation to human rights. Analysis of contexts of violations of human rights (one hour)
– Fundamentals on human rights, their protection and violations, population, people, minorities, monitoring and sanctions against human rights violations (one hour)
– Subjects of rights: men, women, children, the elderly, patients, foreigners, stateless persons (two hours)
– International and national legislative framework about human rights (one hour)
– Identification of victims of human rights violations: who is the victim in case of violation of human rights? (one hour)
– Personal versus collective interests (one hour)
– Practical activity (one hour)

– Philosophical principles at the basis of human rights (one hour)
– The creation of rights hierarchy: between myth and utopia (two hours)
– The European Convention on Human Rights (one hour)
– Practical activity: how to implement a protection context for human rights (one hour)
– The sanctions in case of proven violation of a right (one hour)
– Human rights and gender issues (one hour)
– Case study: are human rights social rights? (one hour)


The course is actually provided on line. Considering the need not only to provide knowledge and information to the participants, but also to involve them in practical activities and to support them through Q&A sessions, it is provided through on line platforms and tools requiring the simultaneous attendance of the participants. Deferred and non-synchronous classes may be organised if appropriate.


At the beginning of each module, the participants will receive in electronic format the slides that will be used. During classes, websites and useful links will be indicated to the attendees, and will be used for the development of different practical exercises.


The course will last 16 hours.


Minimum number of participants: 5.
Maximum number of participants: 15.

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