Children´s Rights and Global Health is an interdisciplinary or a multidisciplinary course within the EUGLOH´s theme of Global Health.
The main aim of this course is to connect the theme of Global Health to Childrens´s Rights, for understanding and application of a rights based perspective on health. This course is run by the Child Rights Institute, CRI, at Lund University within the Faculty of Social Sciences and based at Sociology of Law Department. Child Rights Institute is a multidisciplinary network with some 40 researchers and teachers from six different faculties at Lund Universities with many contacts with practitioners in the field of child rights.
Aim of the course:
The course provides a basis and preconditions to constructively and critically reflect on the interplay between global health, the Convention of the Rights of the Child, and different international and national norm supporting structures. The course offers basic knowledge of the contents of the Convention of the Rights of the Child and global health, and also discusses the interplay between the Convention on the Rights of the Child and global health. Furthermore, the course discusses the importance of the Convention for the development of children's rights and living conditions, policies, strategies and laws.
The Convention of the Rights of the Child was admitted by the UN General Assembly 1989. The convention has had importance for the development of children's rights, living conditions, policies, strategies and laws in many countries around the world. Also Agenda 2030 is of importance for the realisation of children's rights and living conditions around the world. There is a number of different international organisations with assignments promoting the global health such as WHO and UNICEF.
More information on the course can be found here.
The course is assessed on the basis of an individual written assignment and an oral presentation.
The course is worth 7,5 ECTS and you will get a transcript of records from Lund University if you pass the course.