Mass Migration and Human Rights, Legal and ethical dilemmas

Participate in our new MOOC, focusing on mass migration from the Middle East and Northern Afrifa to Europe.

  • What are the root causes of mass migration?
  • What are the core dilemmas of European asylum law and policies?
  • What are the long-term consequences and challenges of mass migration?

These are among the main questions adressed from legal, ethical and a social science perspectives in this Massive Online Open Course (MOOC).

Go to the MOOC (Starts September 18)

The course is open to all. It is particularly well suited for Master students globally. The course will be moderated, but no specific supervision is offered.

Course content

The main case of the course is mass migration from the MENA region (Middle East and Northern Africa) and European migration management after 2015, while understanding the refugee crisis in a global perspective.​

The course also pays particular attention to the rights of the child and economic, social and cultural rights. 

In addition to lectures given by leading international scholars in these fields, this course also includes interviews, documentaries, readings, cases and not least video portraits of children on flight drawing and telling their stories.


The Course consists of some 40 separate modules, which will be reased in four parts on a weekly basis from September 18th, 2017, according to the following schedule: 

  • September 18, 2017: Module 1
  • September 25, 2017: Module 2
  • October 2, 2017: Module 3
  • October 9, 2017: Module 4
  • October 16, 2017: Closure

Target Groups

The course offers an opportunity to obtain a proper, reflected perspective on demands and challenges shared by us all. That includes not only Master students, but also concerned citizens of all ages and origins, policy makers and civil servants, NGO activists, academics, teachers, medical staffers and other concerned from all walks of life. 


The MOOC has been created by the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, (NCHR) at the University of Oslo (UiO),  in association with the 61 member strong international Association of Human Rights Institutes - AHRI.

Published Aug. 17, 2017 2:26 PM - Last modified Aug. 29, 2017 11:04 AM