Course dates:

From 10 October to 13 November 2022

Free enrolment until 30 October 2022

Course Outline

The course encompasses a 5-weeks period with approximately 30 hours of active learning through readings, videos, discussions, polls and quizzes. The course is mostly asynchronous and is based on a participatory approach aimed at developing and reinforcing personal critical reflection and peer-to-peer learning. Examples from different areas of the world and on different themes allow the identification of cross-regional and cross-cutting issues and enable a global and multidimensional understanding of the topic.


Module 1 - Connections and frameworks

  • 1

    10 – 16 October 2022

    Connecting science and human rights

    Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO ADG for Social and Human Sciences
    Thérèse Murphy, EMA Chairperson and Queen's University Belfast
    David Suzuki, Right Livelihood Laureate
    Changrok Soh, member of the UN Human Rights Committee and Korea University

  • 2

    17 – 23 October 2022

    A HRBA to scientific freedom and responsibility

    Yvonne Donders, University of Amsterdam and Commissioner at the Netherlands Human Rights Institute
    Mikel Mancisidor, Member of the UN Committee on ESCR
    Vivi Stravrou, Executive Secretary and Senior Science Officer, International Science Council

Module 2 - HRBA in practice

  • 3

    24 – 30 October 2022

    Science for human rights

    Veronica Gomez, GC President and Judge at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
    Morris Tidball-Binz, UN Special Rapporteur on extra-judicial, summary or arbitrary executions
    Victor Penchaszadeh, Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Buenos Aires
    Rob Terry, Manager of Research Policy, WHO
    Tlaleng Mofokeng, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health

  • 4

    31 October – 6 November 2022

    Enabling scientific freedom and responsibility

    Marcos Orellana, UN Special Rapporteur on toxics and human rights
    Joji Cariño, Senior Policy Advisor, Forest Peoples Programme

  • 5

    7 – 13 November 2022

    From learning to action

    Theresa Harris, Program Director, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    Matthew Wallace, Lead of UNESCO’s STI ecosytems project in Africa, UNESCO Paris
    Guillermo Anlló, Regional Programme Specialist on STI, UNESCO Montevideo