The human rights-based approach

The human rights-based approach - 3 ECTS

The Human Rights-based Approach is a conceptual frame that clarifies the form in which the norms and the principles of human rights must be put in practice in the programming of the public policies and the cooperation for development. In that line, the primary targets of this course are directed towards understanding the relation of the human rights with the strategies and policies of development, including the Agenda 2030 and its SDG. To achieve it, an approach to the normative sources of this perspective is made, in order for the formulation of public policies and projects of cooperation to the development to be based on normative standards, principles and frames in the matter of human rights. At the end of the course, the participants will be able to advise public and private organisations for the application of the Human Rights-based Approach. Access to the syllabus

Taught by:

Alejandra Celi joined the Fundación General of the University of Alcalá in 2006. She has a PhD. in Law at the University of Alcalá (Cum laude and Extraordinary Doctorate Award). Master's degree in Law with a Specialty in the European Union at the UAH. Master's degree in Protection of the Human rights at the UAH. Lawyer and Graduate in Legal Sciences. Main researcher of the Regional Program of Support for the Ibero-American Ombudsman's Office and professor of the Master's degree in Human rights, Rule of Law and Democracy in Ibero-America, both of the UAH. Her investigating activity has been focused on the human and fundamental rights, mainly, in the social rights and their guarantees. Author and co-author of several publications in these fields of study.


Dates of teaching:

  • July 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13 and 14, 2021


  • 10:00 to 13:00 hrs.


  • Spanish


  • Virtual