Post Graduate Certificate Course in Human Rights

Post Graduate Certificate Course in Human Rights


  • Post Graduate Certificate Course in Human Rights

    Post Graduate Certificate Course in Human Rights

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Brief Overview of the Course Curriculum

The Government Law College Mumbai, (GLC) is a premier institution imparting legal education, is offering in collaboration with the Hurt Foundation a three month part time Post Graduate Certificate Course in human rights. Applications are invited for admission. Course commencing from 1st week of July 2013.

Course Description
The Course is designed to provide specialized knowledge and comparative study of Indian and International legal framework and regulatory structures. The faculty for the course is drawn from the academic world, the judiciary, government systems and human rights organisations who are well versed in human rights. The course is of 10 Modules i.e. as given below:

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 & Duties
- Directive Principles of State Policy
- Welfare State & Welfare Schemes

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

Module 4: Human Rights of the Marginalized Sections
- Women
- Children
- Unorganized Sector
- Social Minorities
- Gender Minorities

Module 5: Citizens’ Role and Civil Society
- Social Movements and Non-Governmental Organizations
- Public Interest Litigation
- Right to Information
- Role of Media

Module 6: Human Rights and the international scene
- UN Documents
- International Mechanisms (UN & Regional)
- International Criminal Court

Module 7: Human Rights & Health
- Conceptual development of health as a human right
- General Comment 14
- Role of UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health
- Health impacts of human rights violations
- Disability and Human Rights
- Alternative and public health care options and outcomes
- Euthanasia

Module 8: Human Rights and Environment
- Globalization & development
- People
- Poverty
- Environment
- Resources and Subsistence Rights
- Conflicts and Environment
- Environmental Movement

Module 9: Contemporary Issues
- Corruption
- Organ Transplant
- Refugees & Internally Displaced Persons(IDPs)

Module 10: Human Rights and Fair Trial Principle
- Crimes against Humanity
- (Torture, Genocide, Terrorism, Naxalism)
- Capital Punishment

Graduate in any discipline having a a genuine interest in human rights.

Selection Criteria:
The course will accommodate a maximum of 30 students. Candidates will be selected on the basis of first come first.

Prospectus and Application Forms are avilable on payment of Rs.100/- by cash at Goverment Law College and Hurt Foundation' s office. Admission starting from 11th June 2013.

Please refer to GLC website at and

Telephone enquiries contact on (022) 2261 7601/ 2261 0202 between 11:30 am to 5:00 pm

Contact us:
The Secretary-General

11-A, 11/13 Botawala Building,
3rd Floor, Horniman Circle,
Fort, Mumbai-400 023
E-mail: ,
Time: Monday to Friday from 11:00a.m to 6:00p.m.
Saturday: 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.

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