Children's Human Rights - An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Children's Human Rights - An Interdisciplinary Introduction from University of Geneva. Drawing on the contributions of several academic disciplines including law, psychology, sociology, history, educational and health sciences, economy and ...

Course Summary

Why to enroll this course?

This module provides an overview of the evolution of children's rights before the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Based on a chronological approach, it is a comprehensive social and cultural history of children's rights, of the way they developed over the course of the last centuries.

Also, it emphasizes crucial moments of this history, such as the adoption of international legal instruments on the rights of the child, the two World Wars, etc.

This module will nonetheless challenge common understandings of the history of children's rights.

By doing so, we aim to provide a complex understanding of the history of children's rights and detailed contexts for the topics they cover (e.g. child labor, juvenile justice, etc.) and that will be studied later in this MOOC.

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