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Syllabus

COURSE CONTENT

MODULE 1 – INTRODUCTION

  • Aim of the course
  • Outline and Structure of Course

 

MODULE 2 – JUSTIFICATION OF THE COURSE

MODULE 3 – INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

3.1. Definition and Origin of Human Rights

                3.1.1. Origins of Human Rights

3.2. Classification of Human Rights

3.3. Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

                3.3.1. Importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

                3.3.2. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

                3.3.2.1. Non derogable Rights Contained in ICCPR

                3.3.3. International Covenant of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)

                3.3.3.1. Non derogable Rights Contained in ICESCR

3.4. Other Human Rights Instruments

             3.4.1. United Nation’s Treaties Pertaining to Human Rights

             3.4.2. Regional Treaties Pertaining to Human Rights

3.5. Who is Responsible for Holding Human Rights?

3.6. “Hard Law” or “Soft Law” Instruments

                3.6.1. Hard Law Instruments

                3.6.2. Soft Law Instruments

3.7. Sources of International Human Rights

         3.7.1. Treaties

                    3.7.1.1. Treaty Monitoring bodies

                    3.7.2. Customary International Law

                              3.7.2.1. Sources of customary International Law

                    3.7.3. Declarations and Resolutions

3.8. Regional Human Rights Systems

                3.8.1. African Human Rights Treaties and their Implementation

                                3.8.1.1. African Charter on Human and People’s Rights

                                3.8.1.2. African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the child

                                3.8.1.3. Protocol to the Charter on the Rights of Women in Africa

                3.8.2. American Human Rights Treaties and their Implementation

                          3.8.2.1. The American Convention on Human Rights, 1969 and its Protocol of 1988 and 1990

                          3.8.2.2. The Inter American Convention to Prevent and Punish Torture

                          3.8.2.3. The Inter American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons

                          3.8.2.4. The Inter American Convention on the Prevention, punishment and Eradication of Violence Against Women

                3.8.3. European Human Rights Treaties and their Implementation

                          3.8.3.1. The European Convention on Human Rights, 1950 and its Protocols Nos. 1,4,6, and 7

                          3.8.3.2. The European Social Charter, 1961 and its Protocols of 1988, 1991 and 1995

                          3.8.3.3. The European Social Charter (Revised), 1996

                          3.8.3.4 The European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

                          3.8.3.5. The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

               3.8.4. The Asia Pacific Human Rights Treaties and their Implementation

                                3.8.4.1. The ASEAN Human Rights Mechanisms

                3.8.5. The Arab Human Rights Treaties and their Implementation

                                3.8.5.1. Arab Charter on Human Rights

                3.8.6. Characteristics of Regional Human Rights Bodies

                3.8.7. The United Nation’s and its Relationship to Regional Human Rights Mechanisms

                           3.8.7.1. The United Nation’s Actions at the Regional Level

                           3.8.7.2. Inter Regional Cooperation of the United Nation with Regional Mechanisms.

                            3.8.7.3. Cooperation with the United Nation’s Treaty Bodies and Contribution of the Regional Human Rights Mechanism to the Universal Periodic Review.

                           3.8.7.4. Cooperation of the Regional Human Rights Bodies with the United Nation’s Special             Procedures.

3.9. Human rights Instruments

         3.9.1. Convention of the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

         3.9.2. Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT)

         3.9.3. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

         3.9.4. International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their   Families (ICRMW)

         3.9.5. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

         3.9.6. International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED)