International Human Rights Law, Certificate | Part time online | edX - online learning platform | Belgium
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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the International Human Rights Law Program in collaboration with Université Catholique de Louvain - LouvainX. Learn how an individual’s human rights are protected from both public and private power by international laws. 

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The International Human Rights Law course is part of the International Law MicroMasters Program from Université Catholique de Louvain - LouvainX.

The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals, the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection.

What you'll learn

At the end of the course you’ll be able to:

  • Analyze and comment on key controversies surrounding the development of international human rights law
  • Use conceptual tools to follow the developments of human rights law
  • Be most effective in contributing to the enforcement of international human rights law

We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

This course is part of the International Law MicroMasters Program offered by EdX in partnersship with Université Catholique de Louvain - LouvainX.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The sources of human rights law

  • Human rights and the theory of sources

  • The special nature of human rights

  • The question of reservations to human rights treaties

  • The jus commune of human rights

  • Jurisdiction – an introduction

  • Human rights, State sovereignty, and national territory

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 3 months
    • 6 hrs/week

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Level: Advanced

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of International Law (subjects and sources of International Law/ principles governing international responsibility). Such knowledge may be acquired by the successful completion of Louv5x – International Law.
  • In addition, students should be familiar with the requirements of graduate-level courses and should preferably have already followed some law courses in order to be familiar with legal concepts and legal language.

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  • Starting at $349 per learner/year.


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