About the Course, Fee and Detailed Syllabus

Post Graduate Programme in Human Rights
 

 

Objective : The two years Post Graduate Programme in Human Rights being conducted through  correspondence has been designed for meeting the growing needs of experts in the field of human rights, civil liberties, international humanitarian issues, refugee rights and laws, disaster and emergency relief, apartheid and racial discrimination, drug abuse, judicial activism and global and regional perspectives of human rights. The admissions for the two years Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Human Rights is commence in every year for July and December sessions for all such persons who have successfully obtained their Bachelor's Degree or an equivalent qualification in any discipline.

Eligibility : Graduation (Arts / Science / Commerce / Engineering / Agriculture / Medicine / Law / Pharmacy).

Duration : Two years.

Mode of Teaching : Through Distance Learning (DL) / Correspondence.

Reading Material : Printed study material is provided by IIHR for enabling the participants to prepare for the Post Graduate Diploma Examination in Human Rights and to acquire necessary skills in the areas of human rights, civil liberties, global and regional perspectives on human rights, international humanitarian issues, human rights activsm, disaster and emergency relief, child and bonded labour issues, apartheid and racial discrimination, refugees and displaced people, drug abuse, role of UNHCR, UNHCHR, Amnesty International, Red Cross, PUCL, PUDR, NHRC, other government and non-government organizations on human rights besides other programmes having social, educational, cultural, economic and legal content for the optimum development of a global sustainable society for the protection of Human Rights. No extra charges will be levied for the study material.

Examination Centre (for Indian Students) : Conducted every year in June and December at Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bhubaneshwar, Bangalore, Baramulla, Bareilly, Bhopal, Bombay, Calcutta, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jaipur, Jammu, Jamshedpur, Kota, Lucknow, Madras, Muzaffarpur, Nagpur, Panjim, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Srinagar, Shimla, Trivandrum, Udaipur, Varanasi and Vishakhapatnam.

Examination Centre (for Foreign Students) : For the benefit of foreign students examinations can be conducted in their respective countries at Embassies, High Commissions, Universities, Colleges, Schools and other public places once we receive permission from the respective authorities. 

Award : Those who successfully complete the entire two years programme by passing the first year and second year examinations including the Master's Thesis qualify for being awarded the two years Post Graduate Diploma in Human Rights (PGDHR) as well as the Marks Sheet with a detailed statement of the marks secured by the examinees.

Subjects

First Year

Trimester - I : Foundation Course
Conceptual and Theoretical Understanding of Human Rights

1.1 Introduction to Human Rights

1.2 Principles and Theories of Human Rights

 

1.3. Culture, Wisdom, Religion, and Human Rights

1.4 International Relations, Democracy, and Human Rights

Trimester - II : Orientation Course
Systems, Organisations and Instruments of Human Rights

2.1 Systems for Protection of Human Rights

2.2 Organizations Related to Human Rights

2.3 Instruments of Human Rights and Covenants

2.4 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

Trimester - III : Integration Course
Contemporary Human Rights Situations and Issues

3.1 Human Rights in Global and Regional Perspectives

3.2 Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Prevention of Its Violations

3.3 State of Human Rights in India

3.4 Refugees, Displaced Persons, Immigrants, and Asylum                                                    gotop

Second Year

Trimester - IV : Specialisation Course
A) Concept Specific Themes in Human Rights

4A.1 Rethinking and Redesigning Human Rights

4A.2 Expanding Economic, Social, and Cultural Agenda

4A.3 Expanding Environment and Development Agenda

4A.4 Establishing Linkages with Other Disciplines

B) Action Specific Themes in Human Rights

4B.1 Human Rights Activism and Role of NGOs

4B.2 Role of Amnesty, Red Cross and National Human Rights Commission

4B.3 Implementation, Enforcement and Realisation of Human Rights

4B.4 International Humanitarian Issues, Laws and Assistance

C) Issue Specific Themes in Human Rights

4C.1 Child and Human Rights

4C.2 Women and Human Rights

4C.3 Religion and Human Rights

4C.4 Population and Human Rights

D) Legislation Specific Themes in Human Rights

4D.1 International Human Rights Provisions

4D.2 Regional Human Rights Provisions

4D.3 National Human Rights Provisions

4D.4 Indian Constitution and Human Rights

E) Violation Specific Themes in Human Rights

4E.1 Torture, Custodial Violence and Disappearances

4E.2 Pretrial Detention, Undertrials and Prisoners

4E.3 Human Rights and Police

4E.4 Human Rights During Emergency

F) Refugee Specific Themes in Human Rights

4F.1 Refugee Laws and UNHCR

4F.2 Refugee Protection and Plan of Action

4F.3 Refugee Status and Humanitarian Assistance

4F.4 Refugee Problems and South Asia

Trimester - V : Application Course
Awareness, Teaching, Research, and Implementation

5.1 Human Rights Education, Teaching and Training

5.2 Human Rights, Peace, Non-Violence, and Conflict Resolution

5.3 Implementing Human Rights Standards and Required Legal Aid, Remedies and Reforms

5.4 Role of Judiciary, Public Interest Litigation and Media

Trimester - VI : Evaluation Course
Report Writing and Thesis Preparation

6.1 Field Report

6.2 Study Report

6.3 Case Study Report

6.4 Master's Thesis                                                                                                               gotop

Study Materials : Printed study material in the form of books and monographs is provided by IIHR for enabling the participants to prepare for the Post Graduate Diploma Examination in Human Rights and to acquire necessary skills in the areas of human rights, civil liberties, global and regional perspectives on human rights, international humanitarian issues, human rights activism, disaster and emergency relief, child and bonded labour issues, apartheid and racial discrimination, refugees and displaced people, drug abuse, role of OHCHR, UNHCHR, Amnesty International, Red Cross, PUCL, PUDR, NHRC, other government and non-government organisation on human rights besides other programmes having social, educational, cultural, economic and legal content for the optimum development of a global sustainable society for the protection of Human Rights.

Medium of Examination : The medium of examination shall be both Hindi as well as English. The question papers may accordingly be answered by the examinees in either English or Hindi.

Admission : Interested persons having Bachelor's Degree in any discipline or an equivalent qualification may fill in the Application Form and send the same by Registered Post alongwith four copies of photographs, one photostat copy of all the relevant certificates and mark sheets of the different examinations passed and a bank draft of the first instalment of fee, i.e. Rupees 7525 in the name of "Indian Institute of Human Rights" payable at New Delhi before the last date as announced in the newspapers or as mentioned in the letter accompanying this Prospectus. The second instalment of fee i.e. Rupees 7500 is payable before commencement of second year programme. (The first year fee for foreign students is US$ 500 and the second year fee is US$ 500).

 

Tuition and other fees

 

First Year Fee      (For Indian Students)   Rupees
Rupees Seven Thousand Five Hundred and Twenty-five only Rs. 7525.00
Second Year Fee  (For Indian Students) Rupees
Rupees Seven Thousand Five Hundred only Rs. 7500.00
First Year Fee      (For Foreign Students)   US Dollars 500
Second Year Fee      (For Foreign Students)   US Dollars 500

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Completed applications alongwith enclosures including the first year fee are to be sent to The Admissions Officer, Indian Institute of Human Rights, Green Gate, A 50 Paryavaran Complex, Saket-Maidangarhi Marg, New Delhi - 110030 by Registered Post only. Examination fee of Rs. 150 per paper (for Indian students)  and US $ 10 per paper (for Foreign students) is payable at the time of submission of the examination form. All fees are non-refundable.

 

Post Graduate Programme in Human Rights


Detailed Curriculum

First Year

Trimester - I : Foundation Course
Conceptual and Theoretical Understanding of Human Rights

1.1 Introduction to Human Rights

Human Rights, Introduction, Definition, Historical Background, Bases and Sources, Idea and Ethos; The UN and its Charter, International Bill of Human Rights, Perspectives on Human Rights and Human Duties, Individual and Human Rights, State Responsibility in International Law, Indian Perspectives on Human Rights, UN Perceptions, Emerging Dimensions in Human Rights, Future Trends for the Third Millennium.

1.2 Principles and Theories of Human Rights

Evolution of the Concepts, Theories and Principles, Internationalisation of Human Rights, Theoretical Foundations of Human Rights, Modern Theories of International Human Rights, Political Philosophy,
Paradigms of Legal Philosophy, Legal Realism and Critical Theory.

1.3. Culture, Wisdom, Religion, and Human Rights

Human Rights and Cultural Relativism, Religion and Human Rights, Theological Perspectives, Impacts of the New World Order, UN and the Challenge of Human Rights and Cultural Diversity, Global Pluralism and Diversity, Holistic Humanism, Indian Traditions and Western Imagination; Ecological Wisdom and Human Rights.

1.4 International Relations, Democracy, and Human Rights

Human Rights and the Theory of International Relations, The Morality of States, International Trusteeship and Decolonisation, Human Rights and Respect for Life, Liberty, Justice and Equity, Political Democracy, Survival of Cultures, Democracy, Peace and Development, Self Determination and Human Rights, Democracy and Education, Global Civil Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities.

Trimester - II : Orientation Course
Systems, Organisations and Instruments of Human Rights                                       
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2.1 Systems for Protection of Human Rights

Introduction to Global Systems, The UN System, Assessing International Human Rights Reporting Systems, Regional Human Rights Regimes, The European System for Protection of Human Rights, The European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Human Rights System, American Convention on Human Rights, The African System of Human and People's Rights, African Charter on Human and People's Rights, Constitutional Protection of Human Rights, International Human Rights through Ombudsman System.

2.2 Organizations Related to Human Rights

Human Rights Organisations - Structure and Functions, Role of UN and Its Specialised Agencies for the Protection of Human Rights, General Assembly, Security Council, ECOSOC, and UN Commission on Human Rights, The United Nations and National Human Rights Institutions, Regional Commissions on Human Rights.

2.3 Instruments of Human Rights and Covenants

Historical Antecedents of International Human Rights Law, International Human Rights Provisions, Regional Human Rights Provisions, National Human Rights Provisions, International Bill of Human Rights, Covenants on Human Rights, Human Rights Treaties, Human Rights under National Constitutions, International Covenants on Civil, Political, Social and Cultural Rights.

2.4 1993 Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action

Evolution of Universal Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Development of Covenants on Civil and Political Rights, Algiers Declaration, Tunis Declaration, Vienna Declaration, Programme of Action based on Vienna Declaration, Comprehensive Implementation and Follow up of Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action.

Trimester - III : Integration Course
Contemporary Human Rights Situations and Issues

3.1 Human Rights in Global and Regional Perspectives

Human Rights as an Issue in World Politics, Global Protection of Human Rights, The Politics of Implementing Rights, Human Rights in the Post Cold War Era, Human Rights in the Contemporary World Society, Bill of Rights for the Twentyfirst Century, Legal and Political Arguments for a United Kingdom Bill of Rights, The United States and International Human Rights, Human Rights in East - West and North - South Relations, Human Rights in the Third World and Developing Countries.

3.2 Promotion, Protection of Human Rights and Prevention of its Violations

Human Rights - Promotion and Protection, Human Rights as a Legal Ideal, Comparative Protection of Human Rights in Capitalist Developed World and Socialist Third World, Human Rights Violations - Social Contexts and Subjectivities, Genocide and Other Crimes against Humanity - A Problem of International Responsibility, Crime Survey and Prevention, Rights of Disabled Persons, Monetary Compensation for Violation of Human Rights, Creating a Culture of Human Rights.

3.3 State of Human Rights in India

Genesis of Human Rights in India, Human Rights in Ancient India, Human Rights in Islamic Era, Human Rights in British India, Human Rights and The Constituent Assembly, Human Rights after Independence, Regional Analysis, Right to Equality, Civil Rights, Political Rights, Rights relating to Person, Right to Privacy, Economic and Social Rights, Rights of Minorities, Rights of Suspects, Judicial Protection, Human Rights in India - A Balance Sheet.

3.4 Refugees, Displaced Persons, Immigrants, and Asylum

Human Rights and Refugees - Problems and Prospects, Uprooted and Displaced Persons, Statelessness, Immigration, Asylum and Anti Foreigner Violence, The Rights of Refugees and Stateless Persons, Rights of Persons Displaced within their own Country, Basic Rights of Refugees in the Global and Indian Context, Refugees in the SAARC Region, Indian Position on the Legal Status of Refugees.

Second Year                                                                                                                      gotop

Trimester - IV : Specialisation Course
A) Concept Specific Themes in Human Rights

4A.1 Rethinking and Redesigning Human Rights

Positioning Human Rights in the Current Global Conjuncture, Rethinking Human Rights, Challenges of Human Rights, Struggle for Human Rights, Changing Dimensions of Human Rights, Innovations in Human Rights, Alternative Frame of Values, Need for an Integrated Approach to Human Rights, Peace Development and Democratisation, Human Rights and the Right to be Human, Inculcating Human Rights Culture, Human Rights - A Twentyfirst Century Agenda.

4A.2 Expanding Economic, Social, and Cultural Agenda

Economic and Social Rights and Welfare, Human Rights in Donors' Policy, Human Rights and Globalisation, Human Rights and Transactional Corporations, Socio Economic Rights, Socio Economic Disparities and Violations of human Rights, The Economic Case for Human Rights, The Economic Imperatives of Human Rights, Human Rights and Social Issues, The UN Social Agenda, Social Justice and Human Rights, Realisation of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Education.

4A.3 Expanding Environment and Development Agenda

Eco - Justice : Linking Human Rights and Environment, Right to Live in a Healthy Environment, Environmental Laws and Human Rights. Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Developmental Issues in Human Rights, Right to Development as Human Right - From Rhetoric to a Global Strategy, Integrating Human Rights with Sustainable Human Development, Building the Foundations of Peace, Humanitarian Action.

4A.4 Establishing Linkages with Other Disciplines

Human Rights and Developing Societies; Human Rights and Equity; Transsexual Issues and Human Rights; Occupational Health Hazards and Human Rights; Patients, Doctors and Human Rights; Right of the Mentally ill; Right to Consent to Medical Treatment; Universal Declaration on the Human Genome; Human Rights and AIDS; Impact of Technology on Human Rights.

B) Action Specific Themes in Human Rights

4B.1 Human Rights Activism and Role of  NGOs

Human Rights in Action; Human Rights Activism, Democracy and Law; Judicial Activism and Human Rights; NGOs and Human Rights, Role of NGOs for Implementing UN Decade for Human Rights Education; NGOs and Protection of Human Rights within the
UN System; NGOs, Human Rights and the Third World; Role of National Institutions and NGOs in Promoting Human Rights.

4B.2 Role of Amnesty, Red Cross and National Human Rights Commission

Introduction, Role and Functions of Amnesty International; Amnesty's Observations on Violation of Human Rights in India - Pattern and Sources; International Red Cross and Red Crescent - Role in Enforcing the Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law; National Human Rights Commission - Role, Duties and Functions; NHRC and Redressal of Societal Wrongs; NHRC - Credibility and Acceptance.

4B.3 Implementation, Enforcement and Realisation of Human Rights

Taking Human Rights Seriously, Obligation to Implement Human Rights Provisions; Covenants in Domestic Laws; Human Rights Implementation Mechanism at Regional and International Levels; Role of UN in the Implementation of Human Rights Laws and Programmes; Ethics in Law Enforcement; Issues of Democracy; Law Enforcement in a Free Society - New Trends; Implementation and Enforcement of Human Rights Under the Indian Constitution; Realising Human Rights.

4B.4 International Humanitarian Issues,  Laws and Assistance

The Ethics of Human Solidarity; Interface Between Humanitarian Issues and Human Rights; Humanitarian Laws; The Geneva Convention and Protocols; Humanitarian Laws and Human Rights Treaties; International Humanitarian Law, History and Development; Independent Commission on International Humanitarian Issues; Impact of Armed Conflict on Children; International Human Rights Laws for Forces Undertaking UN Operations; Human Rights and National Emergencies, Human Rights and TADA; Refugee Law and Humanitarian Assistance.

C) Issue Specific Themes in Human Rights

4C.1 Child and Human Rights

The Rights of Children; Child Survival; Soft and Hard Rights; Nutrition Rights; Protecting the Right to Life; Human Rights and Female Foeticide, The Foetus Rights as Human Rights; Abortion through the Ages; Sex Determination and Ultrasonography; Foeticide, Infanticide and Child Murder; Crime Against Children; Abuses of Children Rights, Sexual Exploitation and Child Labour; Human Rights Violations of Street Children; Parenting and Child Health; Child Prostitution; Child Rape; Bonded Labour; Child Labour; Forced Labour; Illegitimate Child; Delinquent Child.

4C.2 Women and Human Rights

United Nations and Status of Women, Setting the Global Gender Agenda; The Status of Women in U S and Scandinavian Countries; Offences, Violence and Crime Against Women; Women Prisoners; Sexual Harassment at Work Places; Rape Victims; Dowry Deaths; Police Investigation and Harassment; Strategies to Safeguard the Rights and Dignity of Women; Human Rights of Women - International Standards and the Indian Law; The Beijing Declaration and Action Plan.

4C.3 Religion and Human Rights

Impact of Religion on Human Rights; Post Modern Philosophies and Human Rights; Religious Approaches to Religious Rights; Emergence of Religious Rights; Formation of Religious Communities; Religious Human Rights in Vedic, Judaic, Buddhist, Islamic, Biblical, and Other Religious Texts; Religious and Social Practices of Dalits and Human Rights; Religious Activism of Human Rights; Right to Freedom of Conscience and Religion.

4C.4 Population and Human Rights

The State of World Population; Population Growth, Food Security and Civil Society; Right to Adequate Food as Human Right; Population Trends and Policies in the Twentyfirst Century; Population and Human Settlements; Contraception, Family Planning and Human Rights; The Problem of Induced Abortion and Human Rights; Direct and Indirect Economic Measures in Fertility Policy; New Bio-technologies, Population Policy and Ageing.

D) Legislation Specific Themes in Human Rights

4D.1 International Human Rights Provisions

The Rights of Self Determination; International Convention on the Elemination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and Suppresion of Apartheid; Discrimination in Employment and Occupation Convention; Equal Remuneration Convention; Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolorance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belif; Declaration on Race and Racial Prejudice; War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Including Genocide; Freedom of Association.

4D.2 Regional Human Rights Provisions

American Convention on Human Rights; Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; European Social Charter; Inter American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Erradication of Violence Against Women, European Convention on the Excersice of Children Rights; African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child; European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees; Amreican Convention on Human Rights to Abolish Death Penalty.

4D.3 National Human Rights Provisions

Introduction to National Human Rights Provisions; The Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955; The Dowry Prohibition Act 1961; Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act 1986; The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Rules 1988; The Juvenile Justice Act 1986; The Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989; The National Commission for Minorities Act 1992; Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995; The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 1932; The Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 1961; The Criminal Law Amendment (Amending) Act 1966; The Identification of Prisoners Act 1920.                                  

4D.4 Indian Constitution and Human Rights                                                                 gotop

Critical Appraisal of Human Rights under Indian Constitution, Relevant Articles; Human Rights in India and Article 2 (7) of the UN Charter; Indian Constitution and UN Declaration; Universal Economic, Social and Cultural Right and the Indian Constitution; Human Rights in the Indian Constitution : A Comparison with China and USA.

E) Violation Specific Themes in Human Rights

4E.1 Torture, Custodial Violence and Disappearances

Elimination of Cruel and Degrading Treatment and Punishment; Police Attrocities; Human Rights and Judicial Wisdom; Activist's Role of Supreme Court and High Courts' Role in Safeguarding Human Rights Agains Custodial Crimes; Impunity - Condoning Custodial Violance; Causes and Cure; Deaths in Custody; National Standards Against Torture and Custodial Death; Enforced or Involuntary Disapperances; UN Convention Against Torture; The Committee Against Torture; UN Support to Victims of Torture.

4E.2 Pretrial Detention, Undertrials and Prisoners

Human Rights and Pre Trial Detention; Human Rights Abuses, Sensitising Police and Judicial Personnel; National and International Standards on Pre Trial Detention; Right Against Arbitrary Arrest; Treatment of Prisoners; Life Convicts; Prison Justice and Judicial Wisdom; Model Agreement on the Transfer of Foreign Prisoners and Recommendations on the Treatment of Foreign Prisoners.

4E.3 Human Rights and Police

Police and Human Rights, United Nations and the Police; Indian Constitution and the Indian Police; The Itiology and Diagnosis of Human Rights and Unfriendly Police; Human Rights and the Practice of Policing; Police and Fair Elections; Changing Role of Police and Understanding of Human Behaviour; Human Rights Friendly Police; Priciples of Police Conduct; Development of Values, Police Personality and Human Rights.

4E.4 Human Rights During Emergency

Human Rights in a State of Exception, Standards for the Third World; Human Rights and Emergency; Provisions in the Indian Constitution; Human Rights Standards in the States of Emergency in the Context of Multilateral Treaties; The Principle of Proclamation of the State of Emergency; The Principle of Non - Derogability of Fundamental Rights; Principle of Proportionality; Principle of Non - Descrimination; Principle of Consistancy; Human Rights, State of Emergency and the General International Laws.

F) Refugee Specific Themes in Human Rights

4F.1 Refugee Laws and UNHCR

Origin of International Refugee Regime; Definition of Refugee in International Law; 1951 Convention on Refugees and its 1967 Protocol : Awareness and Accession; UN Declaration on Territorial Asylum; Refugee Protection and Human Rights Law; International Human Rights Laws Concerned with Refugees; International Refugee Convention and the Indian Law; International Instruments on Refugees, Stateless Persons and Victims of Conflict; International Instruments on Internally Displaced Persons; Internally Displaced Persons Regime; Laws on Illegal Migrants; Formulation and Adoption of Regional Refugee Instruments; OAU Refugee Convention; Reconceiving International Refugee Law; Prospects of Reforming International Refugee Law; Pertinent Executive Committee Recommendations; Model National Law on Refugees; UNHCR: The Organizational Framework and Activities; UNHCR; Refugees and Others of Concern; UNHCR and Support from Military

4F.2 Refugee Protection and Plan of Action

Humane Protection of Refugees; Protecting Human Rights of Refugees; Specific Issues in Refugee Protection: Assembly, Opinion, Expression and Religion; Children; Detention; Education; Fair Hearing; Family Life; Racial Discrimination; Refoulement; Women; Temporary Protection of Refugees; Repatriation Aid and Development Assistance; Burden Sharing; Fiscal Burden Sharing; Basic Legal Concepts in Providing Refugee Protection; Asylum and Treatment of Refugees; Role of Judiciary in Providing Refugee Protection; Refugee Protection at Regional Level; Durable Solutions to Refugee Problems; Refugee and Migratory Movements; Managing Migration; Aftermath Actions : Resettlement; Comprehensive Plan of Actions; Keeping Peace; Promoting Development; Humanitarian Agenda for Action.

4F.3 Refugee Status and Humanitarian Assistance                                                                     gotop

Definition of Refugees; Uprooted; Information on Statelessness; Statelessness : Accession; Internationally Displace Persons; Alienage; Persecution; Grounds for Claiming Refugee Status; Determination of Refugee Status; Cessation and Exclusion; Statelessness and Citizenship; Indian Position on Legal Status of Refugees; Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees; Kosovo Exodus : Lessons to be Learnt; Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees in India; Asylum Dilemma; Defending Refugee Rights; Return and Reintegration; IDPs and Humanitarian Assistance; Humanitarian Agenda for Refugees; Safeguarding Human Security.

4F.4 Refugee Problem and South Asia

General Overview of Global Refugee Problems; General Refugee Situation the World; Refugee Situation in South Asia; Refugees in South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Region; Refugees and Migratory Movements in South Asia; Refugees and Human Rights : An Overview; Refugee Rights : An Overview; Refugees and Human Rights in India; Chakma Peace Accord between India and Bangladesh; Changing Approaches to Refugee Problems; Investing in Future : A Humanitarian Agenda for Refugees; Searching for Solution to Refugee Problem; Regional Initiatives in South Asia; Developing a Regional Approach to Refugee Problem in South Asia; Refugees and Regional Securing of South Asia.

Trimester - V : Application Course
Awareness, Teaching, Research, and Implementation

5.1 Human Rights Education, Teaching and Training

Human Rights Education, Tehran Conference 1968, Vienna Conference 1993, Role of the Central and State Governments in Promoting Human Rights Education; UNESCO and Its Role in Human Rights Education for Social Change; Human Rights Education in India and UN Decade for Human Rights Education (1995 - 2004); Role of Government and Non- Governmental Organisations; Human Rights Teaching at School, College and University Levels; Human Rights Education : The Legal Perspective; Research Priorities in Human Rights; Peace Keeping and Traning of International Civil Servants.

5.2 Human Rights, Peace, Non-Violence, and Conflict Resolution

Peace as the Idea of Social Needs; 50 Years of UN; Peace and Human Rights in the UN Agenda; UN Resolution on an Agenda for Peace; The Instinct of Conflict : The Disappearing Boundaries Between Internal and External Conflicts; Contemporary Global Conflicts, Global Survey of High and Low Intensity Conflicts and Disputes; Protection of Human Rights in Armed Conflicts; Human Rights and Ethnic Conflict Management; Nuclear War and Human Rights; Preventive Diplomacy and Peace Making; The Future of Human Rights in World Politics.

5.3 Implementing Human Rights Standards and Required Legal Aid, Remedies and Reforms

Setting and Implementing International Human Rights Standards; Legal Aid and Human Rights; Legal Literacy; Role of Government and Non Government Organisations; Prison Reforms and Human Rights; Future Expectations of Human Rights; Limits of Judicial Review; Free Legal Aid; Legal Remedies Available in India; Legal Reforms Required;

5.4 Role of Judiciary, Public Interest Litigation and Media

Legal Philosophy of Human Rights; Role of Judiciary; Human Rights Jurisprudence and Public Interest Litigation; Judicial Independence and Human Rights; Protection of Human Rights in Criminal Justice Administration; Towards A Burgeoning Indian Judisprudemce of Social Action; Media and Human Rights Education.

Trimester - VI : Evaluation Course
Report Writing and Thesis Preparation

6.1 Field Report

All participants will be submitting a Field Report related to Human Rights Education, Training, Awareness or incidents related to Human Rights Violation.

6.2 Study Report

All participants will be submitting a Concise Report on whatever they have studied from first to fifth Trimester and what interested them most.

6.3 Case Study Report

All participants will be submitting an Actual Case Study on Human Rights Related Issue to be published by the Institute from time to time.                                                                                                            gotop

6.4 Master's Thesis

All participants will be submitting a Master's Thesis based on the Project Work done by them on a particular topic related to Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Refugee Issues, Disaster and Emergency Relief, Child, Women, Disabled Persons, Drug Abuse, Conflict Resolution, Judicial Activism or any similar issue.


The students not interested in writing project reports (6.1 to 6.4), may participate in the each one teach one programme in order to create awareness on Human Rights.