About the eCourse

  • Level of the eCourse: Novice and Advanced beginner

(mediocre knowledge of human rights) at the university level (University of applied sciences).

  • eCourse is to be completed individually.

  • It is a self-directed and self-paced learning program.

  • The eCourse is accessible to anyone interested in the CRPD (the level of the course, therefore is ‘basic’).

  • The eCourse can be completed in English and Dutch.

  • With each topic suggestions for study are given. These are all in English. Feel free to find, in addition, sources in your own mother tongue.

  • With each topic suggestions for study are given. That meansyou are not obliged to read it all. You have the freedom to choose documents that help you best understand the content of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).



  • Introducing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

  • Defining and interpreting inclusion

  • Accessibility

  • Equal recognition before the law

  • Liberty and security of person

  • Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

  • Living independently and being included in the community

  • Work and employment

  • Inclusive education

  • Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure, and sport


Course instructor: Jeroen Knevel


The adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on December the 13th, 2006 during the General Assembly of the United Nations leads to efforts to enforce social inclusion in practice, in such a way that people with disabilities are able to participate equally in social life. Currently, the UNCRPD has been ratified by 174 nations around the world. Ratification requires governments to design or adjust laws and regulations in accordance with the content of the UN Convention.



  • Estimated study hours needed to complete the whole e-Course: 225 - 275 hours.


    Estimated study hours needed to complete one unit of the e-Course: 25-30 hours. 

    The amount of study required can vary depending on your prior knowledge.