Course Details

Understanding Human Rights


Human rights recognise the inherent value of each person. This program outlines human rights in the workplace context.


An understanding of human rights is an important part of our individual status as human beings and of our collective status as members of the global community of humankind.

To understand how human rights affect us in our daily lives and to acknowledge our responsibilities in recognising the need to balance those rights with the rights of others, we require an understanding of what human rights are.
  • So what are human rights?
  • Where did they come from?
  • How do they impact on humanity?
  • How do they affect you? 

Target Audience:

Businesses that are working to align operations to SEDEX requirements.   SEDEX’s vision is to drive organisations globally to improve the lives of the people they impact. Many businesses today are working to identify and understand supply chain risks and have an opportunity to further improve actions to uphold human rights within their operations and supply chain.

Learning Outcomes:

  • develop an understanding of what human rights are
  • understand the origins of modern human rights
  • appreciate the meaning and significance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights instruments
  • appreciate the relationship between rights and responsibilities
  • understand the forms human rights can take, legally and morally
  • understand how human rights instruments are applied in Australian law and society
  • analyse the relationship of human rights to daily life
  • apply the concepts of human rights to their own lives.

Learning Methods:

Program Benefits:


  • basic information about the concepts encompassed by the term ‘human rights’
  • an historical context for the development of human rights laws and the establishment of the United Nations
  • the processes involved in the drafting and publication of international documents and treaties that support human rights
  • an overview of how human rights are incorporated at a national level in Australia
  • an understanding of how human rights are relevant in every day life

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