Post Graduate Certificate Course in Human Rights

The Government Law College
In Mumbai

Rs 3,500
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Important information

  • Certificate
  • Mumbai
  • Duration:
    3 Months

Important information

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
The Government law College 'A' Road, Churchgate, 400020, Maharashtra, India
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Course programme

The primary goal is to develop participants' ability to think critically, understand and deliberate on the intricacies of Human rights. The course is adequately interspersed with field visits as we believe this would expose participants to the means available for the protection of human rights. It also exposes participants to the local, state and if possible national mechanisms available for the protection of human rights. Since the participants are from a diverse background the course begins with an introductory module and ends with skills based module. The course has modules which require to make presentations on relevant themes, study reports as well as summarize and analyze debates.

The course methodology is so structured as to enhance research and writing skills, along with advocacy and practice of Human Rights. The syllabus consists of:

Module 1: Human Rights - Concept, Development, Evolution
- Philosophical, Sociological and Political debates
- Benchmarks of Human Rights Movement.

Module 2: Human Rights and the Indian Constitution
- Constitutional framework
- Fundamental Rights
- Fundamental Duties
- Directive Principles of State Policy
- Welfare State - Welfare Schemes

Module 3: Human Rights & State Mechanisms
- Judiciary as protector of Human Rights
- Police & Human Rights
- Prisons & Human Rights
- National and State Human Rights Commissions
- Rights of Victims

Module 4: Citizens' Role and Civil Society
- Public Interest Litigation
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- Social Movements
- Role of the Media
- Right to Information

Module 5: Human Rights of the Marginalized Sections
- Women
- Children
- Unorganized Sector
- Scheduled Castes
- Scheduled Tribes

Module 6: Contemporary issues
- Right to Environment
- The Development Debate: The Right to Development
- Globalization and Human Rights
- Rights of Refugees and internally displaced Persons (IDPs)

Module 7: Human Rights and the international scene
- UN Documents
- International Mechanisms (UN & Regional)
- International Criminal Court

Module 8: Humanity Under Siege and Violation of Principles of Fair Trial
- Crimes against Humanity
- Genocide
- Torture
- Oppressive Laws
- Capital Punishment.

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