ILIA Online is a unique e-learning platform with courses, workshops, and resources in the field of international human rights law.

Its courses are certified by the European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania, and have been positively evaluated by well-known experts in the field of human rights education.

The platform is for lawyers and human rights defenders. For 10 years it has been the foundation for members and partners of Human Rights Houses to hold comprehensive academically certified “education cycles” in international human rights law. It continues to be a space for learners and alumni to engage and network across borders.

To build on the successes of ILIA Online, Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv has taken over the operation and further development of the human rights education programme and platform, and is in the process of consulting partners from across the network of Human Rights Houses. The aim is for them to coordinate education cycles or host specific courses, to increase knowledge, awareness, and skills in human rights promotion and protection.

Partners from Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Russia, and Georgia have already led more than 200 lawyers and human rights defenders through education cycles using ILIA Online. In each case, they have drawn on the core of the education programme, while customising courses and modules or including a national tutor to suit their country or thematic priorities.

Celebrating 10 years of ILIA in December 2016, national partners of the programme gave their views on its importance and successes.


Learners and experts of the third international education cycle using ILIA Online. Photo:

A typical education cycle lasts for one year and features some or all of the following aspects:

  • In-person introductory seminars for learners in their respective country.
  • Online distance learning seminars and lectures as the core teaching method.
  • Home reading and research using the ILIA Online E-Archive.
  • Online forum discussions.
  • Home assignments and online tests.
  • Consultations with experts and evaluations of their home assignments.
  • A final international conference, often including a moot court.

ILIA Online is operated by Educational Human Rights House Chernihiv

For enquiries in English, please contact Daria Sviridova:

For enquiries in Russian, please contact Natalya Hurkovska:

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