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Introduction to Human rights

Studying a human rights course is a brave step towards making positive change in your life and the lives of others. Learning about human rights takes courage, compassion, and dedication. By applying your humanity to your studies, you can bring creative and real solutions to social and political problems.

Explore global and local human rights challenges, including climate change, refugees, reconciliation, and modern slavery. Complex international systems are in place providing opportunities to work in NGOs, public think tanks, and state or federal government.
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