The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) "Children’s human rights:iInterdisciplinary introduction" is now available on Coursera!
The course consists of seven topical modules:

  1. International standards and monitoring systems
  2. The history of children’s rights in the context of human rights
  3. Interdisciplinary children’s rights studies
  4. Juvenile justice
  5. Violence against children
  6. Children’s right to participation
  7. Children’s rights and global health

The course is available on the Coursera’s platform on-demand:

By the end of this course, participants will become familiar with the:

  • basic features of the socio-historical background and main content of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and the United Nations monitoring mechanisms pertaining the implementation of the CRC
  • interdisciplinary features of children’s rights studies as an epistemological field
  • background and main challenges of the legal framework in Juvenile Justice at the international level
  • complexity of violence against children as a phenomenon implying a multi-agency counteracting strategy
  • challenges in implementing children’s participation rights and the theoretical aspects regarding children’s agency
  • main features of the debate about global health, human rights and ethics, through a right-based approach

The "Children’s human rights: interdisciplinary introduction" MOOC was created by the Center for Children's Rights Studies of the University of Geneva, in collaboration with the
International Institute for the Rights of the Child.

If you are interested in other courses or training programmes in children’s rights, do have a look at our websites and