M.A. in Human Rights

M.A. in Human Rights

Duration : 1 year

This course aims at building up qualified human resources to contribute in the area of human rights with a correct concept and essential contents including practical implementation strategies of human rights in general and, in the context of Nepal in particular.
 
Objectives
1) impart comparative understanding of basic concepts, history and theories of human rights imbedded in Eastern and Western values;
2) acquaint students with the international instrument of human rights including interpretation of human rights & implementation mechanism at international/regional/national levels; 
3) generate competent human resource in field of human rights.
 
Subject Coverage:
1) Human Rights Standards and Enforcement Mechanisms (100 marks)
Course Objectives:
  1. To impart comparative understanding of basic concepts, history and theories of human rights imbedded in eastern and western values.
  2. To acquaint students on international instruments, including interpretation of human rights and implementation mechanism at international, regional and national level.
  3. To generate human resource with competent human rights professionalism and culture. 
2) Economic Social and Cultural Rights (100 marks)
Course Objectives:
  1. To reconceptualize notion of economic, social and cultural rights as human rights and their importance
  2. To familiarize the international standards relating to economic, social and cultural rights, including underlying principles
  3. To encourage to identify the important issues, problems and the best practices, including sociolegal jurisprudence making the economic social and cultural rights justiciable
  4. To help in developing effective approaches for the implementation of economic, social and cultural rights focusing the situation of developing countries with special reference to Nepal. 
3) Civil and Political Rights (100 marks)
Course Objectives:
  1. To acquaint with  the international and regional human rights standards relating to the Civil and Political Rights
  2. To develop understanding of thematic issues of Civil and Political Rights, and their enforcement  mechanisms
  3. To develop critical understanding of the implementation situation of Civil and Political Rights, with special focus on Nepal. 
4) Gender and Disadvantaged Groups  (100 marks)
Course Objectives:
  1. To help students realize and justify the concept of full and equal enjoyment of human rights for all.
  2. To familiarize students with the affirmative provisions under the human rights framework
  3. To prepare students for critical understanding of issues of human rights of vulnerable individual/s and the causes and consequences of such vulnerability
  4. To enable students to contextualize the Human Rights Framework for the advancement and empowerment of disadvantaged section of the focusing more the economic social and cultural rights at domestic level, with special focus on the Nepalese situation. 
5) Field Research and Reporting  (100 marks)
6) Dissertation (100 marks)