LLM in Human Rights and Gender Justice

LLM in Human Rights and Gender Justice

Duration : 2 years

Objectives of the course:
 
1) To make students aware of conceptual framework and nature of human rights law and its implementation.
2) To familiarize students with the basic principles underlying in the course of study.
3) To acquaint students with the evolutionary process of law in context of social, political, economic and other factors.
3) To explore the subject matter in detail with help of legislative, judicial and other international legal instruments.
 
Modules offered in the First Year:
 
1) Nepalese Laws on Gender and Accessibility to Justice (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1.  To critically introduce students with Nepalese Jurisprudence in relation to Gender and women’s accessibility to justice,
  2.  To help through students involvement in research in this areas rationalize the Nepalese Legal System.
 
2) Civil, Political, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Thematic Mechanism for Enforcement of Human Rights (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. To develop critical understanding of students on rights guaranteed by international conventions and treaties on human rights,
  2. To develop skills of using national, regional and international mechanism to protect human rights
  3. To help create an environment for rationalization of the domestic laws, and
  4. To help build capacity to apply international human rights instruments in the domestic situation.
 
3) Jurisprudence and Comparative Study of Legal System (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. To help students critically understand the tenets and trends of various legal systems, and thus prepare them to develop critical analysis of concepts and principles of laws.
  2. To impart knowledge on theoretical base of the Nepalese system, and thus develop it as a viable system to address the needs.
 
4) Legal Research (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1.  To help students develop critical knowledge of fundamental concepts, elements and processes of legal research,
  2.  To help them develop research based professionalism,
  3.  To encourage involvement in multi-faceted research of laws, and
  4.  To help thereby development of laws and justice in Nepal.
 
Modules offered in the Second Year:
 
1) Feminist Jurisprudence (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. To introduce students with basic principles and the concepts of emerging jurisprudence on feminism
  2. To develop their capacity of interpretation of legal instruments with feminist perspective, and
  3. To help the process of gender secularization of the Nepalese Law.
 
 
2) Women’s Human Rights (100 Marks):
Course Objectives:
  1. To introduce students with emerging trends of gender justice and neo-approach to human rights.
  2. To provide a critical knowledge of Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
  3. To help progress in domestication of international instruments concerning human rights of women.
 
 
3) Economic Social and Cultural Rights
Course Objectives:
  1. To develop critical understanding of students on rights guaranteed by international conventions and treaties on Economic, Social and Cultural rights,
  2. To develop skills of using national, regional and international mechanism to protect Economic, Social and Cultural rights 
  3. To help create an environment for rationalization of the domestic laws, and
  4. To help build capacity to apply international human rights instruments relating to Economic, Social and Cultural rights in the domestic situation.