LL.M. IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND GENDER JUSTICE

Objectives of the course

  • To make students aware of conceptual framework and nature of human rights law and its implementation.
  • To familiarize students with the basic principles underlying in the course of study.
  • To acquaint students with the evolutionary process of law in context of social, political, economic and other factors.
  • To explore the subject matter in detail with help of legislative, judicial and other international legal instruments.
  • To enhance the competency of students to:
                     ​a.    Interpret and evaluate law, legal process and domestic/ international legal institutions.
                     b.    Analyze factual and legal situation and suggest probable general solution.
                     c.   Evaluate social needs and suggest viable solution through modification of existing laws, processes and institutions. 
                     d.    To introduce research methodology and its practical applications in the field of human rights.

Modules offered in the First Year

1) Nepalese Laws on Gender and Accessibility to Justice (100 Marks):

This subject introduces the basic component of law and jurisprudence in relation to gender and accessibility to justice of women. The detail study of the nature of Nepalese legal system in this area evaluates the core of the equality principle achieved by modern democracies. The subject also deals with the international standards and the domestication process, special measures to be adopted by the modern state to create the gender justice and other possible areas of vulnerable situations of gender discrimination.

2) Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Thematic Mechanism for Enforcement of Human Rights (100 Marks):

This subject is offered to develop understanding on the nature of human rights and the application of rights appropriately into the domestic and international level. It comprises of detail of the nature of the right, intellectual differential among those rights and the enforcement mechanism in international level and domestic level. The critical discussion of the international standards, obligation of state and the domestication of such standard will develop the environment for the rationalization of domestic laws.

3) Comparative Study of Legal System (100 Marks):

This subject introduces the characteristics of major legal systems. It has covered all the historical institutions of jurisprudence in all the continents throughout the world comparing them with Nepalese legal system and synthesizing into the line of civilized world. The critical areas of study enlighten students to view those institutions from different perspectives such as sociology of law, race, gender, caste etc. Emergence of global challenges and basic components of the justice system are critically analyzed.

4) Legal Research (100 Marks):

Legal Research is offered as the compulsory subject to introduce students with research methodology for the systematic study of law. It aims to enable students to develop critical knowledge about fundamental concept of element and process of legal research.

Modules offered in the Second Year

1) Feminist Jurisprudence (100 Marks):

Feminist Jurisprudence is offered as a specialized subject to introduce the basic principle and concept of feminism and feminist movement in the world from human rights perspective. It enables students to understand the status of women in the different sphere of social life as compared to male counter part. It explores the critical views on the existing legal institutions and the environment for the secularization of the traditional legal system. 

2) Women’s Human Rights (100 Marks):

The subject introduces rights of the women and the emerging trends of gender justice and neo-approach to the human rights. It enables students to evaluate the human right instruments and their content in respect to women’s human rights at the international level. It helps develop the capacity to understand contributions of international instruments for advancement of the women’s human rights and application of rights at the domestic as well as international level.

3) Seminar (50 Marks), 4) Internship (50 Marks), 5) Dissertation (100 Marks)