Course dates:

From 10 October to 13 November 2022

Free enrolment until 30 October 2022

Lecturers and Experts

The MOOC offers a wealth of specialised knowledge and examples, enabling participants to benefit from rich and varied competences. The course features relevant actors from a multitude of perspectives on science and human rights, including but not limited to:

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


UNESCO’s contribution is led by Anna Maria Majlöf, Chief, Inclusion, Rights and Dialogue Section at UNESCO HQ and Konstantinos Tararas, Programme Specialist in the same Section and an alumnus of the Global Campus of Human Rights.

The Global Campus’ contribution is led by Thérèse Murphy, Chair of the Global Campus’ European Master’s in Human Rights and Democratisation, Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, and Professor at Queen’s University Belfast; Verónica Gómez, President of the Global Campus of Human Rights, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and Professor at the University of San Martin in Buenos Aires; and Angela Melchiorre and her team in the Global Campus’ E-Learning Department.