The introductory course is a two day residential programme on human rights is open to all.
It is conducted periodically, according to demand.
The objective of this course is to give a comprehensive overview of the legal architecture and state mechanisms for the administration of justice.
Course content: Starting from the basics, the course covers specific laws and custodial institutions. It provides a few tools for active citizens for engagement.
|India – Human Rights and Democracy; – Need for a Democratic Resurgence – A Note by Ossie Fernandes|
|What is Human rights|
|Brief history of Human Rights|
|International Human Rights Laws|
|Indian constitution Article – 21 (Protection of life and personal liberty) & 21 A (Right to Education)|
|Interpretation of Article 21 by various courts|
|Article 22 (Protection against arrest and detention in certain cases)|
|Article 36-51 (Directive Principles of State Policy)|
|Indian Penal Code (certain important aspects)|
|Crime & Criminal Procedure Code (certain important aspects)|
|Rights in Prison|
|Model draft for Prison Reforms|
|Supreme Court’s direction regarding encounter deaths|
|Procedures to be followed in custodial deaths|
|Campaign against death penalty – S.V. Rajadurai|
|SC/STs (PoA) Amendment Act 2015|
|Importance of fact finding and tactics to protect Human Rights|
|Using Public Interest Litigation|