International Human Rights and India Online Short Course (17th – 19th October 2017)

IHRI 3-day Intensive Short Course (October 2017)

Online: 17th – 19th October


Day 1: From International to Domestic

8:30 – 9:00 Arrival and registration
09:00 – 09:15 Opening remarks and course outline
09:15 – 11:00 An Intro to International Human Rights Law
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:00 The UN System: Treaties and Law
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 International and Regional Mechanisms of Protection
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:45 Human Rights and Democracy

Day 2: People and Power

09:15 – 11:00 Freedom of Expression and Protest
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:00 Economic, social and cultural rights
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Civil Rights: torture, life, fair trial, and detention
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:45 Terrorism, War, and Non-State actors

 Day 3: Minority Rights

09:15 – 11:00 Indigenous Rights and Self-determination
11:00 – 11:15 Break
11:15 – 13:00 Refugees and Asylum Seekers
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:45 Ethnic, Religious, and Sexual Minority Rights
15:45 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 17:45 The Rights of the Child

(All times above are GMT+5hrs 30mins)


The course is subject to continuous evaluation. Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and complete all assigned readings prior to and during the course. The use of online mediums such as chat will be used.

There are no formal eligibility criteria for the course and is open to all delegates with an interest in law and related topics. No formal qualifications are required but participants should ensure they are capable of study that involves reading and analysing law texts, articles, UN treaties, cases, and other legal material.

English Requirements
Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.


  • Official Welcome booklet
  • All course materials (PDF)
  • Official Certificate of Completion

This course will be offered in online only on 17th – 19th October. Instructions to access the online course will be given after registration has been completed.

Individual Registration: £400 per person
Group Registration (3+): £350 per person

Payment can be made either:
1) by bank transfer through Transferwise here, or
2) through the dedicated Eventbrite page below:

Eventbrite - IHRI 3-day Intensive Short Course

About the instructor
Dr. Sherif A. Elgebeily is Director of the Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security, and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). He is the author of The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-making Process (Routledge, 2017) and was also the 2016 International Rule of Law Visiting Fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (UK). Dr. Elgebeily has previously held university teaching posts in the UK, Egypt, and Hong Kong, teaching international human rights law, international humanitarian law, the rule of law in a globalised world, comparative constitutional law, and legal English. He frequently writes for mass media outlets including Al-Sharq Al-Awsat and the South China Morning Post, and has provided his expert opinions to television channels including France 24, SBS, and RTHK. His work experience includes the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York, the European Commission in Brussels, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in Egypt, and the Child Law Centre, University of Pretoria. He is also inter alia a rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (2017 – ); Judging Member of the ISA Chadwick Alger Prize Committee (2017); Academic Peer Reviewer (Law) for Cambridge University Press (USA) (2015 – ); and International Advisory Board member of the Westminster Law Review (2015 – ).

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