FTC84 – Human Rights and Democracy and its Application in Society (US:119665)

US Title: Demonstrate understanding of the concept of human rights and democracy and its application in society

US No.: 119665 

12 Credits [Elective]

NQF Level: 5 

In order to gain competence, practitioners will demonstrate an understanding of the concept of human rights and democracy and their application in society; including a variety of human rights and democracy related activities.  The purpose is to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the different schools of thought in the human rights and democratic field.
  • Provide a historical perspective of human rights and democracy.
  • Describe the instruments that developed in response to human rights violations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles and values of human rights and democracy.
  • Critically analyse recent responses to human rights violations within the African regional system.
Course content

This unit standard will help practitioners to understand the concept of human rights and democracy and its application in society; including a variety of human rights and democracy-related activities.

Topics in this course include:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the different schools of thought in the human rights and democratic field.
  • Provide a historical perspective of human rights and democracy.
  • Describe the instruments that developed in response to human rights violations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the principles and values of human rights and democracy.
  • Analyse recent responses to human rights violations within the African regional system.

Who should attend this course?

The Human Rights and Democracy and its Application in Society course is an accessible way for existing or aspirant community development workers to obtain a basic qualification in the field.