International Human Rights


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Course Overview

The Certificate in International Human Rights introduces students to the main ideas and tools used in Human Rights theory. It covers important human rights documents, like articles, declarations, and conventions, using real-world examples. The course aims to develop students’ critical thinking and their ability to create well-structured arguments by focusing on rights-based issues.

Students will learn to look at global problems, such as colonialism and development, through the lens of human rights. They will improve their writing, speaking, presentation, and digital skills, and learn to analyze both qualitative and quantitative data to support their arguments effectively.

Credits: 5 ECTS

Course Practicalities

Course will be delivered on Saturday mornings from 9.30am – 11.30am online with five classes over 10 weeks, supported by self-directed online learning.

Next course runs from 21st September 2024 with classes on 21/9, 5/10, 19/10, 9/11 and 23/11.

Closing Date for applications

8th August 2024

Course Content

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Human Rights Principles
  • Human Rights & Equality
  • Debating Human Rights
  • Examining International Human Rights Instruments
  • Conceptions of Human Rights and the West: Universal or Relative to Culture?
Course Lecturer

Agnita Kenny is a lecturer in Social, Political & Community Studies in Carlow College.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.

Contact Details for Further Information


Please note our refund policy as follows

100% refund if student cancels before course registration

100% refund if course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers


If student cancels after registration/first week of course – full refund minus €50 administration fee

If student cancels after second week of course – no refund