Human Rights and Development

Advanced level 12-week online course for free from Curtin University. Estimated 8-10 hours/week needed to complete.

Description: “In this course you will learn the meaning of development based on human rights and social justice perspectives. You will understand how development is practiced based on the needs, rights and capabilities of individuals; and critically explore the strengths and shortcomings of these approaches.

Next, you’ll explore the ideology behind international aid programs and look at development from both Indigenous and African perspectives. You’ll uncover human rights abuses, environmental issues and challenges to colonialist development, all of which still have an effect to this day.

Finally, you’ll explore the role of international financial and trade institutions in global development.”

By Hannah Hills

Focus on international human rights law with emphasis on refugee and asylum law, business and human rights, sustainability and the SDGs.