In this module students shall learn about the mechanisms and legal framework established by the United-Nations to protect human rights under international law.
This module discusses the international human right legal framework and, more specifically, the mechanisms established to oversee that states comply with international human rights law. The topics covered in this module include:
– Identifying the United Nations treaty-based mechanisms and legal framework applicable to human rights protection;
– Examining the procedures used by the treaty bodies to monitor the compliance of States with international human rights law; and
– Discussing the effectiveness of the treaty bodies at ensuring compliance with international human rights law.
By the end of this module, students shall have an understanding of the international human rights framework, and more specifically the supervisory mechanisms applicable, such as the Human Rights Committee, and the key international human rights conventions / treaties.
Upon completion of this course, students shall receive a Certificate of Completion.
- 90 minutes of lectures and 20 hours of research!
- To teach students about the international human rights legal framework, and the mechanisms established by the United Nations to oversee compliance by states with international law.
- 5 Multiple Choice Questions at the end of the module to test students’ knowledge of the area.
International Human Rights Law and the United Nations Mechanisms
- Introductory Message
- International Human Rights Law and the United Nations Mechanisms
- Lecture on International Human Rights Law and the United Nations Mechanisms (PART I)
- Lecture on States as Protectors of Human Rights (PART II)
- Lecture on State Responsibility for Human Rights Violations (PART III)
- International Human Rights Law Test Questions