Amnesty International has been advocating human rights across the globe for nearly 60 years. By investigating and exposing human rights abuses, and lobbying governments or companies to respect international laws, the charity has rallied over seven million supporters to their cause.
Amnesty International is offering a free online course to help educate the public about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting human rights.
They believe that, armed with knowledge, people are able to hold states to account and ensure the protection of human rights is upheld. The course will address issues that include: border controls, enforced curfews and quarantines.
Amnesty International’s website says: “States are not responsible for COVID-19, but they are responsible for how they respond to it. The virus cannot be used as an excuse to roll back on fundamental human rights.”
The course takes approximately 15 minutes and can be accessed via their website. Listen to the top things people who took the course learnt in the audio clip above.
There are plenty of other online learning courses on the Amnesty International website, for those who wish to expand their knowledge during isolation. These courses range from An Introduction to Human Rights, to Indigenous Peoples’ Land Rights.
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