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Citizenship and the Rule of Law Massive Open Online Course

Course Details

BIICL and the Bingham Centre are proud to announce the launch of an exciting course called 'Citizenship and the Rule of Law'. This six-week course communicates our expertise in human rights, Rule of Law and international law through video lectures, articles, assessments and discussion forums. The initiative is aimed at lawyers, campaigners and students interested in learning more about the practical requirements of the Rule of Law and its application to everyday situations. 2020 is a turbulent time for the Rule of Law; the institutions of justice face considerable and sustained attacks by public and private actors across the world, and this programme will help us to democratise the Rule of Law across the world.


The course comprises the following elements:

  • An introduction to the Rule of Law
  • Judicial independence
  • Equality
  • Access to justice
  • International law and remedies
  • Business, human rights and the Rule of Law

Michael Abiodun Olatokun is the Programme Director of this course. His biography and other projects can be viewed on his staff page.

What will I get if I purchase the Certificate?

Once you enroll for a Certificate, you'll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

What is the refund policy?

You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you've earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

Is financial aid available?

Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

More information

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) provides informed, independent and practical legal ideas for a global community. Its high quality and respected work involves analysis and debate about contemporary issues on every continent, from its base in the heart of London's energetic and multicultural legal network.

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