Certificate programme Human Rights: Contents

Your qualification in Human Rights

In the Human Rights Certificate Programme, you will take a total of two specialised modules at university Master's level and gain a comprehensive overview of various facets of the protection and establishment of human rights. In total, you acquire 15 credit points with the certificate programme.

The modules in the certificate programme Human Rights

  • Contemporary Challenges of Governance and Human Rights Application (5 CP)
  • Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Transitional Justice (10 CP)

The modules in the certificate programme Human Rights

Contemporary Challenges of Governance and Human Rights Application (5 CP)

In this module you will acquire in-depth knowledge of current human rights challenges posed by the human rights impacts of non-state actors such as corporations or international financial institutions. You will familiarise yourself with human rights regimes designed to protect the rights of specific groups and, building on this, deal with practical case studies.

Business and Human Rights

  • Current developments in business and human rights
  • huHan rights impacts of multinational corporations and international financial institutions
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability initiatives in the business sector

Governance and Human Rights in the Digital Age

The course in general tackles governance and human rights in digital age. It discusses issues, challenges, threats and opportunities on how digitalization and modern technology could be utilised in the promotion and protection of human rights or vice versa to violate human rights. The course will also introduce the concept of digital governance or e-governance and digital rights as human rights.

Human Rights Institutions, Mechanisms and Transitional Justice (10 CP)

You will gain an overview of international, regional, national and local review and monitoring mechanisms that can be used to remind, demand and, if necessary, sue for international human rights standards. You will also learn to understand and apply theories and measures of transitional justice and transformation.

Human Rights Institutions and Mechanisms

  • Political dynamics
  • International and regional human rights regimes and systems, their national, local and private implementations as well as relevant decision-making and monitoring mechanisms.

Human Rights Reporting and Monitoring

  • Fundamentals of public, international, regional and national reporting and critical human rights monitoring

Contact & Advising

Coordinator

Dr. Elena Kropacheva
Wilschenbrucher Weg 84, W.410
21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-7921
elena.kropacheva@leuphana.de

E-mail Contact

Please feel free to contact us via gahr@leuphana.de.