Indigenous Peoples' Rights e-learning course (6 November-17 December 2013)

Indigenous Peoples' Rights e-learning course (6 November-17 December 2013)

UPEACE-HRC Team, +United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica has mentioned that they still have vacant seats for the course. 

This 6-week instructor-led course is offered in both English and Spanish. Please find a course description and more information below. 

6 November-17 December 2013

This certificate course organised jointly by HREA and the Human Rights Centre of the UN-mandated University for Peace will address the broad spectrum of issues involved in the field of indigenous peoples' rights, beginning with who qualifies to be "indigenous peoples", the scope of their right to self-determination, the international and regional legal frameworks for the protection of their rights and the challenges associated therewith, and the debates surrounding the concept of indigenous governance.

This e-learning course involves approximately 30 hours of reading, interaction with students and instructor on discussion boards, quizzes and webinars. The course is based on a participatory, active learning approach, with an emphasis on critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning.

After this course, participants will be able to:
  • identify and apply the international law for protection of indigenous peoples' rights in specific contexts;
  • analyse divergent interests in policy making on indigenous governance models;
  • analyse and prepare reports on indigenous peoples' rights in the context of human development, human security and the MDGs;
  • apply the John Ruggie framework for business and human rights in the context of indigenous peoples' rights. 
Course outline

Week 1: Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous Identity and the Right to Self-determination
Week 2: International and Regional Legal Framework for Indigenous Peoples' Rights
Week 3: Indigenous Governance
Week 4: Indigenous Peoples, Human Security and Human Development
Week 5: Indigenous Peoples Rights and Business Corporations
Week 6: Traditional Knowledge, Intellectual Property Rights and Indigenous Peoples

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Posted here by Dipesh Dulal 



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