This course aims at introducing students to the principles of human rights and its foundations. The importance of human rights in our societies, not only from a theoretical point of view but rather more from a practical one, is highlighted. Special attention is given to certain global themes on human rights, which touch on critical topics related to our society. It also covers the following topics: Human rights, key values of human rights & other values, characteristics of human rights, history of human rights, some problematic cases, the evolution of human rights, the implementation of human rights and NGOs, human rights in Lebanon, children, citizenship, democracy, discrimination and xenophobia, education, and gender equality. Lectures are in English.