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International Human Rights System

CEC and O.P. Jindal Global University via Swayam

Overview

In this paper, a brief introduction toHuman Rights is given and an overview ofvarious theories of rights is done. It alsocovers Human Rights provisions in theUnited Nations Charter, International Bill ofHuman Rights, Core Human RightsTreaties and other International Standards.The work of charter based bodies andtreaty-based bodies is taken up for review.The course also covers certain practicalaspects like how National Human RightsInstitutions and NGO's can feed into thetreaty monitoring process. The internationalsystem for protection and promotion ofHuman Rights is supplemented by theregional systems that are available inEurope, Americas, Africa and elsewhere. Athorough discussion on the works of theseregional systems is also covered during thiscourse.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

Week 1 Module 1 - Meaning, Significance & Historical Development Of Human Rights
Week 1 Module 2 Natural Rights
Week 1 Module 3. Liberal, Libertarian and Legal Positivist Theories of Rights
Week 2 Module 1. Communitarian and Feminist Theory of Rights
Week 2 Module 2 MARXIST THEORY OF RIGHTS
Week 3 Module 1. HUMAN RIGHTS PROVISIONS IN THE UN CHARTER
Week 3 Module 2 UN General Assembly: Mandate of UN General Assembly for the protectionand promotion of Human Rights
Week 3 Module 3. UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Week 4 Module 1 Economic and Social Council
Week 4 Module 2. UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Week 4 Module 3 THE UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Week 5 Module 1 UNITED NATIONS COMMISSION FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Week 5 Module 2 COMMISSION ON CRIME PREVENTION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE
Week 5 Module 3 INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICE
Week 6 Module 1 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL; BIRTH OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL - COMPARISON BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AND HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
Week 6 Module 2 HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL: UN SECRETARY GENERAL' S REPORT; "IN LARGER FREEDOM TOWARDSSECURITY, DEVELOPMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS FOR ALL
Week 7 Module 1 UN Women
Week 7 Module 2 THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAM (UN-HABITAT)
Week 7 Module 3 THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS (OHCHR)
Week 8 Module 1 UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR REFUGEES
Week 8 Module 2 Treaty-based procedures
Week 8 Module 3. Treaty-based procedures Part B. TREATY-BASED BODIES
Week 9 Module 1 TREATY-BASED PROCEDURES: OVERVIEW OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE
Week 9 Module 2 OVERVIEW OF THE COMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RIGHTS
Week 9 Module 3 CHARTER-BASED PROCEDURES:A) THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL COMPLAINT PROCEDURE
Week 10 Module 1 CHARTER-BASED PROCEDURES: HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL SPECIAL PROCEDURES
Week 10 Module 2 Universal Periodic Review
Week 10 Module 3 FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION (FAO)
Week 11 Module 1 INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ILO)
Week 11 Module 2 WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (WHO)
Week 11 Module 3 THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF)
Week 11 Module 4 UNESCO
Week 12 Module 1 THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE AND ITS INSTITUTIONS
Week 12 Module 2 EUROPEAN SOCIAL CHARTER AND THE EUROPEAN COMMITTEE OF SOCIAL RIGHTS
Week 12 Module 3 OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES
Week 12 Module 4 ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND CO-OPERATION IN EUROPE
Week 13 Module 1 REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM IN AFRICA 1
Week 13 Module 2 REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEM IN THE AMERICAS
Week 13 Module 3 INTER-AMERICAN SYSTEM (MONITORING BODIES)
Week 14 Module 1 ASIAN MECHANISM: REVIEW OF EFFORTS TO ESTABLISHA SOUTH ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISM
Week 14 Module 2 ARAB REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS MECHANISMS
Week 14 Module 3 THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
Week 15 Module 1 INTRODUCTION TO NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS PROTECTION SYSTEM

Taught by

Prof. (Dr.) Y.S.R. Murthy

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