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Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice

L.M.S Law College, Imphal Manipur and CEC via Swayam

Overview

The course Human Rights, Law and Criminal Justice talks about the relationship between human rights and criminal justice in India. It discusses the multiple reasons and causes for violations of human rights of people, especially with reference to their civil, political, economic, social, cultural and educational rights along with the factors and circumstances that have led to commission of crimes against women, children and disabled persons. The scope for free legal aid and services available to those aggrieved individuals under the Indian laws and procedures is also discussed in the course. Wide range of issues of prison system, jail and juvenile homes inter alia legal safeguards and protection of human rights of prisoners and inmates in India are few issues dealt in the course.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1:
1 Constitutional mechanism for enforcement of Human Rights
2 Role of Supreme Court under the constitution of India
3 Role of High Court
4 Role of Subordinate judiciary

Week 2:
1 Public Interest Litigation
2 Origin and development of Legal Aid
3 Related provision of Legal Aid under the Indian Laws
4 Human Rights under the Preventive Detention Laws

Week 3:
1 Safeguard against other General and Special Criminal Laws
2 Right against Arbitrary Arrest
3 Right against Torture
4 Right of Accused Person

Week 4:
1 Right to Legal Aid and assistant for the accused person
2 Emergency provision under the constitution
3 International standard norms of Human Rights during Emergency
4 Judicial responses to the protection of Human Rights during the Emergency

Week 5:
1 Rights of detenues under the Indian Laws
2 Protection of Human Rights for Male prisoners
3 Protection of Human rights for Women Prisoners
4 Judicial approach to protection of prisoner’s rights


Week 6:
1 Nature and scope of criminal justice system in India
2 Administration of justice and the role of the court
3 Justice delivery system under the criminal laws
4 Protection of accused person under the Indian Laws


Week 7:
1 Role of police under the criminal Laws
2 Importance of investigation in criminal justicing system
3 law enforcement agencies and custodial crimes against men
4 Law enforcement agencies and custodial crime against women and children


Week 8:
1 Theories of Punishments
2 Importance of Jail
3 Reformation of Jail manuals and rules
4 Importance of Juvenile homes in India

Week 9:
1 Reformation of Juvenile Homes
2 Protection of Women Rights under the criminal Laws of India
3 Protection of Women Rights under the International Law
4 Protection of Child Rights under the criminal Laws of India

Week 10:
1 Protection of child rights under the International law
2 Meaning and definition of disabled person and their legal status
3 Disability and Human Rights: National and International Perspectives
4 Right to free Legal Aid of the disable people and judicial response to their problem

Taught by

Dr. N. Pramod Singh

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