Human Rights Law Centre

Short Courses and Training

The Human Rights Law Centre has established an international reputation in providing residential short courses, bespoke training and capacity building programmes and a summer school, covering a breadth of contemporary issues and practices in human rights law and international criminal law at the national, regional and international level.

Over 2,000 representatives from governments, judiciary, human rights defenders, NGO and IGO staff, legal professionals, students and academics have taken part in our programmes, which we have delivered in the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

Courses and training

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Short Course

A 10-week residential course designed to give an in-depth understanding of international human rights standards through seminars, guest lectures, workshops, visits, tutorials and conferences.

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Capacity Building

As one of the leading and best known university-based human rights institutions, HRLC is able to devise and implement tailor-made training and capacity-building programmes to suit your needs.

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Summer School

Our Summer School 2020 will provide participants with the intellectual skills and instruments to understand the complex nexus between development aid, migration policy and food security.


Online courses

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Distance Learning

This non credit-bearing online course is intended for those who cannot find the time to take a full-time course. The starting date is flexible.

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PGCert in International Human Rights Law

This credit-bearing online course has been designed to allow you to study part-time to fit around your commitments.



Human Rights Law Centre

School of Law
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 846 8506