Bristol launches online human rights summer school

The University of Bristol Law School has launched an online summer programme of human rights courses for students and the wider legal profession.

Courses at the Human Rights Implementation Centre (HRIC) are intended for students, legal professionals, academics and anybody who works within the human rights sphere.

The four week courses, which cost £350 and are CPD accredited for solicitors and barristers, are on the African human rights system, the prevention of torture and the implementation of human rights standards in practice.

Taught from 1 to 26 July via online learning, each course is around 25 hours long and will involve lectures from staff at HRIC as well as experts from the United Nations and other human rights bodies. The application deadline is 31 May.

Rachel Murray, director of HRIC, said: “These new online courses are an exciting opportunity for anyone who has an interest in human rights. They offer students the chance to really get a feel for the practical issues involved and to discuss recent developments with experts in the field.”

A group of law students from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London have established an advocacy network which allows students to work pro bono on cases which aim to further human rights and social justice (26 March 2013).