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Open Justice Centre celebrates funding for discrimination and human rights law training resource

The Open University Law School’s Open Justice Centre is being funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to develop and widen access to training in discrimination and human rights law for charities.

A five-month collaborative project with AdviceUK, which runs until May 2018, is aiming to develop a prototype online learning module in discrimination and human rights law training.

The Improving lives through online learning for the advice sector: Discrimination and Human Rights project has been awarded more than £67,000 from the EHRC.

The Centre is working with AdviceUK to review current training resources around discrimination and human rights law, and to identify training needs for those working across the sector. This will inform the design of the prototype online learning module, to be developed by Learning and Teaching Innovation at the University.

AdviceUK is the UK’s largest network of independent advice organisations, with more than 650 members making up around 40% of the UK charitable advice sector.

We’re delighted to be funded by the EHRC in our partnership with AdviceUK and its members to collaborate in developing their capacity to address discrimination and human rights law issues. The project enables the Centre to share the OU’s expertise in developing open access learning and will make a significant contribution to improving access to justice across the charitable advice sector.

Hugh McFaul, Lecturer in Law and member of the Open Justice Centre

Please contact AdviceUK if you would like more information about the network and its work.

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