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Global Human Rights Teach-Out

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Overview

The Global Teach-Out on 17th till the 20th of October 2018 will address the various dimensions of human rights here at Coursera. It is timed to coincide with the opening on the ‘Young One World’ Summit in The Hague where more than 1500 young people from all corners of the globe will meet to discuss the issue of human rights. At the same time as this physical meeting takes place in The Hague (the city of peace and justice) the global community in cyberspace will also address the various dimensions of human rights. You will join citizens from all over the world, who will contribute to an online discussion on various human rights with scholarly input in the form of podcasts from over 20 academic instructors, including some contributions from advocacy groups addressing the urgency of issues. The event will end with a live streamed discussion, hosted in The Hague by Leiden University, where you can ask questions of some of the participating academics as well as participants from all over the world.
When you leave the discussion, you will each be invited to record ‘the one thing’ that you will take away from the teach-out. This online discussion on legal and civic rights around the globe is unique in trying to address justice, peace, liberty and freedom at this scale.

We have chosen podcasts to lighten the download time out of respect for areas that have less access to the internet. We want the community to be as inclusive as possible. The official language is English, but we encourage local meet ups so you can continue offline in your own native language.

Global Human Rights Teach-out Timetable
Revision date 17-10-2018

WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER (Leiden Time which is UTC/GMT +2 )
9 LAUNCH EVENT
10.00 Prof dr Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University, USA): Is “human rights” a Western concept?
12.00 Dr. Jeff Handmaker (ISS, Erasmus University, Netherlands): Legal Mobilization of Human Rights in a Time of Crisis
14.00 : Ass. Prof. dr. Jorge Contesse (Rutgers, State University New Jersey, USA): The pushback against international human rights institutions and how they may respond
16.00 Prof. dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Åbo Akademi University Vasa, Finland): Linguistic Human Rights and Linguistic Genocide in Education
18.00 Prof. dr. Robert Phillipson (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark): Myths about ‘global’ English, and the weaknesses of the HR/EU system on actionable human rights
20.00 Dr Kate Gilmore ((Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Australia): How do Human Rights and SDG’s connect?
22.00 Dr. Christophe Golay (University of Geneva, Switzerland): The synergies between Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the SDGs

THURSDAY 18 OCTOBER
1.00 Prof. dr. Niamh Reilly (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland): 25 years of women’s rights as human rights: gains, gaps and opportunities
3.00 Dr. Nurul Huda Mohd Razif (IIAS, Leiden University, Netherlands) The Human Rights of Women in Marriage
5.00 Selin Dilli (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, NL): Formal and Informal discrimination of women by economic institutions.
7.00 Chris Hoffman (World Vision) Rights of the Child
10.00 Ass. Prof. Dr. Ezequiel González Ocantos (Nuffield College, University of Oxford, UK) Bringing dictators to account



12:10 LiveStream One Young World plenary session: Kumi Naidoo (Secretary General Amnesty) SDGs, where do human rights fit in?
14.00 Prof. dr. Alejandro Anaya-Muñoz (ITESO, Mexico): The role of willingness in the compliance with international human rights norms
16:07 Livestream One Young World: Amber Heard The world’s most vulnerable people: why we need to do more to help refugees
17:00 Prof. dr. Sarah Joseph (Monash University, Australia): Business and Human rights
19:00 Dan Owen, Anna Autio and Oliver Mukarji (Worldbank) World Bank: Applying Human Rights in Practice
21:00 Prof. Kees Waaldijk LLM (Leiden University, Netherlands): Same-sex couples and the international human right to marry
23.00 Prof. dr. Jayne Huckerby (Duke University, USA): Human rights in the context of combating trafficking in persons
FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER
1.00 Prof. dr. Megan Glick (Wesleyan University, USA): The figure of the "animal" in human rights discourses
3.00 Dr. Dean Spielmann ( former pres European court Human Rights, ): The principle of subsidiarity and the international protection of human rights
5.00 Andrew Stroehlein (Human Rights Watch) Rise of authoritarian populism in the West
7.00 dr. Kerem Altiparmak (Ankara University, Turkey): Pre-trial detention rights and access to justice
9.00 Prof. dr. Margo Schlanger (Michigan University, USA): Solitary Confinement
11.00 Maya Foa (Reprieve) The Death Penalty
13.00 Soraya Bauwens (Reprieve) The Death Penalty and Terrorism
15.00 Judge Michael O'Boyle (European Court Human Rights): The international protection of the right to life
18:30 Live Stream One Young World President Theron Meron (ICC) A life dedicated to International Law
19.00 Prof dr. Barbara Oomen (Utrecht, Netherlands) Human Rights Cities
21.00: Prof. dr. Felisa Tibbitts (Utrecht University, Netherlands): Human rights education for personal and social transformation
23.00: Rector Magnificus Prof. Carel Stolker LLM (Leiden University, Netherlands): Free Speech on Campus

SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER
1.00-10:00 The Ideas Bazar
This space is reserved for individual contributions sent in audio format (that meet the credentials specified in the document online) before 17 October.

10-11:30 CLOSING EVENT
Live from The Hague, Wijnhaven, a panel will answer questions from a world wide audience

Syllabus

Introduction: welcome to the Global Human Rights Teach-Out!
-This is the opening of the Global Human Rights Teach Out, starting on the 17th of October 2018, at 9 a.m. Leiden time. In this module you can not only find welcoming words, but also background information and guidance how to join our conversations. The main activity will be in the discussion forums. Do not forget you can start your own threads. Share your personal stories. Be an eyewitness.

Is Human Rights a Western concept?
-At 10 am 17 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Stephen Angle (Wesleyan University, USA), who will discuss whether Human Rights is a western concept. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Legal Mobilization of Human Rights in a Time of Crisis
-At 12 PM 17 Oct I am delighted to present Dr. Jeff Handmaker of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague, which is part of Erasmus University, in the Netherlands), who will discuss Legal Mobilization of Human Rights in a Time of Crisis. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The pushback against international human rights institutions and how they may respond
-At 2 PM I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Jorge Contesse (Rutgers University, USA), who will discuss the pushback against International Human Rights institutions, and how they may respond. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Linguistic Human Rights and Linguistic Genocide in Education
-At 4 PM 17 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Abo, Finland), who will discuss Linguistic Human Rights and Linguistic Genocide in Education. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Myths about ‘global’ English, and the weaknesses of the HR/EU system on actionable human rights
-At 6 PM I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Robert Phillipson (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark), who will discuss Myths about 'Global' English and the Weaknesses of the Human Rights / EU system on actionable Human Rights. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

How do Human Rights and SDGs connect?
-At 8 PM 17 Oct I am delighted to present Ms. Kate Gilmore (United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Australia), who will discuss How do Human Rights and SDGs Connect. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The synergies between Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the SDGs
-At 10 PM I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Christophe Golay (University of Geneva, Switzerland), who will discuss the Synergies between Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the SDGs. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

25 years of women’s rights as human rights: gains, gaps and opportunities
-At 1 AM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Niamh Reilly (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland), who will discuss 25 years of Women's Rights as Human Rights: gains, gaps and opportunities. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The Human Rights of Women in Marriage
-At 3 AM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Dr. Nurul Huda Mohd Razif (IIAS, Leiden University, Netherlands), who will discuss the Human Rights of Women in Marriage. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

A Global History of Gender Equality as Smart Economics
- At 5 AM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Ass Prof. dr. Selin Dilli (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands), who will discuss A Global History of Gender Equality as Smart Economics. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The rights of the child
-At 7 AM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Mr. Christopher Hoffman (World Vision), who will discuss the rights of the child. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Bringing dictators to account
-At 10 AM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Ezequiel González Ocantos (Nuffield College, Oxford, UK), who will discuss Bringing Dictators to Account. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Willingness and capacities: Key conditions for human rights change.
-At 2 PM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Alejandro Anaya-Muñoz (ITESO, Mexico), who will discuss Willingness and Capacities: Key Conditions for Human Rights Change. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Business and Human Rights
-At 5 PM I am delighted to present Prof dr. Sarah Joseph (Monash University, Australia), who will discuss Business and Human Rights. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

World Bank: Applying Human Rights in Practice
-At 7 PM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Mr. Dan Owen, Mr. Oliver Mukarj and Ms. Anna Autio (World Bank), who will be discussing Applying Human Rights in Practice. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Same-sex couples and the international human right to marry
-At 9 PM I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Kees Waaldijk LLM (Leiden University, Netherlands), who will discuss Same-sex couples and the international human right to marry. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Gender, Human Rights, and National Security
-At 11 PM 18 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Jayne Huckerby (Duke University, USA), who will discuss Gender, Human Rights, and National Security. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The figure of the "animal" in human rights discourses
-At 1 AM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Megan Glick (Wesleyan University, USA), who will discuss the figure of the "animal" in Human Rights discourses. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The principle of subsidiarity and the international protection of human rights
-At 3 AM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Judge Dean Spielmann (European Court Human Rights, London University College, UK), who will discuss the principle of subsidiarity and the international protection of Human Rights. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The Rise of authoritarian populism in the West
-At 5 AM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Mr. Andrew Stroehlein (Human Rights Watch), who will discuss the Rise of Authoritarian Populism in the West. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Pre-trial detention rights and access to justice
-At 7 AM I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Kerem Altiparmak (Ankara University, Turkey), who will discuss Pre-trail detention rights and access to justice. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Solitary Confinement
-At 9 AM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Margo Schlanger (University of Michigan, USA), who will discuss Solitary Confinement. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Cruel and unusual punishments: The Death Penalty
-At 11 AM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Ms. Maya Foa, LLB (Director Reprieve), who will discuss Cruel and Unusual Punishments: the Death Penalty. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The death penalty and terrorism
-At 1 PM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Ms. Soraya Bauwens (Reprieve), who will discuss the Death Penalty and Terrorism. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

International Judicial Protection Of Right To Life
-At 3 PM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Judge Michael O'Boyle, (European Court Human Rights), who will discuss the International Judicial Protection of Right to Life. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The rise and rise of Human Rights Cities
-At 7 PM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Barbara Oomen (Utrecht University, Netherlands), who will discuss the Rise and Rise of Human Rights Cities, and will be present in the discussion forums. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Human rights education for personal and social transformation
-At 9 PM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. dr. Felisia Tibbitts (Utrecht University, Netherlands), who will discuss Human Rights Education for Personal and Social Transformation. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

Free Speech on Campus
-At 11 PM 19 Oct I am delighted to present Prof. Carel Stolker LLM (Rector Magnificus, Leiden University, Netherlands), who will discuss Free Speech on Campus. Please also join us in the discussion forums.

The Ideas Bazaar
-Here we will add new podcasts from YOU, the participants in this debate, and possibly other academics who have reached out to us to be included. The fun will start at 1 AM 20 Oct.

LIVE FROM THE HAGUE: the ultimate debate
-Yes, we will do a live session here in The Hague, taking on board all your questions and discussing with some of the presenters what their impressions were of the past 4 days. We will start at 10 AM on 20 Oct

Taught by

Richard Thomas Griffiths

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