Top human rights experts to offer cutting edge course with ‘something for everyone’

New Delhi, July 1, 2015 – EdX ( the online learning platform, has recently tied up with Amnesty International ( with the aim of establishing the world’s largest online platform for human rights education globally. Together, edX and Amnesty International will offer the very first online courses from Amnesty International’s global human rights experts.

Amnesty International will offer a series of MOOCs over the next several years, starting in Fall 2015.

“From the seasoned activist who wants to learn more about human rights, to the technology entrepreneur whose interest has been piqued by the surveillance and privacy debate these new courses will have something for everyone,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

“EdX and Amnesty International are closely aligned in our shared mission to increase educational opportunities worldwide”, said Anant Agarwal, CEO edX and MIT professor. “For this reason, we are honoured to play a key part in providing high quality human rights education to learners across the globe. We hope that our global platform, with more than 4 million people from every country in the world, will be an ideal place for the organization to amplify its message of justice for all.”


Camilla Wood

UK based Legal Aid Lawyer

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