Human Dignity
Online Certificate Course in Human Rights Leadership Development Training

14th August ‑ 13th September 2018
New Deadline for applications:  8th August 2018
Fee: US$300.- due by 10th August 2018

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The “Human Rights Leadership Development Training” course aims to develop a comprehensive experience of human rights learning by equipping potential human rights educators, advocates, activists, students, volunteers, and law enforcement officers with knowledge and skills to:

a)    Integrate knowledge in the fields of politics, economics, cultural diversity, gender issues and socio-psychology in the context of human rights.

b)    Strategize training and methodology required for promoting human rights education in various countries across all sectors of the society.

c)    To explore the specificities and points of commonality of the non-formal and the formal education contexts in relation to human rights learning.


The program will further equip participants with skills for better understanding of the concepts of human rights learning and leadership development. This course will also provide the participants with a concrete ‘step-by-step’ approach including hints and guidelines for developing and implementing a successful human rights project in their organisation and communities.

The programme will consist of 6 different modules, discussion and empowerment session each of which is geared towards helping the participants understand and internalize the Human Rights learning approach to development. Furthermore by creating a learning environment that caters for their specific needs it is expected that the participants will be empowered to emerge as human rights educators themselves. The programme will give participants creative, concrete knowledge of how to use international and regional human rights treaties and enforcement mechanisms in their work for the protection and promotion of human rights.

The overall objective of this course is to provide participants with an introduction to the concept of human rights, design and implementation of successful human rights learning in their organisation and communities. Participants will be empowered to advocate for their basic, human rights and develop leadership skills. The course can be used to establish or strengthen human rights policies and practices both in the public and private sector.

The maximum number of course participants is 40. Participants who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Participation.

This One month part-time course comprises six (6) modules. The module outline is included below:

PRE – Training:

  • Introductory Course in the Online Training System (Free)
  • Course navigation and guide
  • Explanation of course resources

Module 1: Introduction to Human Rights

  • Introduction to human rights
  • Historical overview of human rights development
  • The Concepts in human rights
  • Developments in human rights
  • Assignment

Module 2: The Development of Human Rights  and International Humanitarian Laws

  • Introduction
  • The sources of international law
  • International human rights law
  • Public international law
  • International humanitarian law
  • Enforcement of human rights law
  • Assignment

Module 3: The United Nations and Human Rights Systems

  • Introduction
  • The United Nations and human rights
  • Major United Nations human rights instruments
  • Introduction to the United Nations system
  • United Nations human rights agencies and procedures
  • Regional human rights bodies
  • Assignment

Module 3: Training and Education in Human Rights

  • Introduction
  • The concept of training
  • Facilitation and training skills in human rights
  • Facilitating human rights education
  • Training for sustainable business model
  • Taking action for human rights
  • Assignment

Module 4: Technology and Human Rights

  • Introduction
  • Using the Internet for outreach and organizing
  • Social networking for human rights
  • Incorporating a human rights perspective into ICT Policy
  • How technology can be used to promote human rights
  • Assignment

Module 5: Human Rights Leadership Skills

  • Introduction
  • Basic principles of leadership
  • The Art of Leadership
  • Volunteering as a form of leadership
  • Team building/Leadership in Action
  • Becoming a leader in human rights
  • Assignment

Module 6: Final Examination and Conclusion

  • Final Examination
  • Participants Evaluation of Course/Feedback
  • Conclusion

Additional Features

  • Online, interactive, self-paced and self-learning modules.
  • Surveys and tests to test your knowledge and understanding before and after the test.
  • Opportunity to post comments, assignment answers, live chat etc.

The course is aimed at human rights educators, advocates, activists, law enforcement officers, lawyers, women activists, research officers, leaders and members of coalitions and networks, staff of NGOs and CBOs, donor agency program officers, volunteers, development actors, trainers, students, United Nations agency staff, Ministry of Justice officials, government officials etc.

Students must have a current e-mail account, regular access to and general familiarity with the internet and mobile phones.


Interaction with students will be via the Global Human Rights Leadership Training Institute training platform and all course notes and guidelines for study will be delivered and accessible to students in electronic format. (

All the course modules is made available to the participants at the beginning of the course. At the end of each module, an assignment is completed by the students and marked by the course experts. Assignments are in the form of written assignments.

Award of the Certificates:
Statistics from previous courses showed that submission of assignments and receiving online tutoring help participants to integrate human rights in their various activities. Certificates will be awarded only to those students who:

  • Completed all assignments and Final Exam
  • Obtain a combined final mark of 50% or more for the assignments and Final Exam.

Successful students will receive the GHRLTI Certification in Human Rights Leadership Development.

The course tuition fee is US$300. Course fees include access to all course materials, expert support, assignments as well as postage and packaging of a certificate. There is a limited amount of partial scholarships available for applicants from developing countries, based on financial need.

Location: Online

Total Duration: One month, approximately 35 hours learning time

The deadline for application is 8th August 2018. While full tuition payment is due on before 10th August 2018. However, applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Complete the application form and send to email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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Human Rights and Justice Group Int’l
Nigeria: 53, Western Avenue, P.O.Box 3326, Surulere, 101014, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +234-8034923400, 08097627319.
USA.: 1 Mifflin Pl., Suite 400, Cambridge, MA 02138
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