Content:

  1. Semester Key Dates
  2. Lecture Schedule – January 2016
  3. Student Guidelines
  4. Dissertation Guidelines
  5. Internship Guidelines
  6. By-Laws
  7. Assignments
  8. Teaching Staff
  9. Past Assignments
  10. Past Exam Papers
  11. Student Profiles

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Lecture Topic

Implementation / Interpretation of Human Rights

F1

Implementing State obligations: introduction to theoretical basis and practical implementation of international law in domestic systems

Implementation of Civil and Political Rights

F2

Freedom of expression and media freedom

F3

Freedom of conscience, religion and belief: legal perspectives

F4

Freedom of conscience, religion and belief: sociological and political perspectives

Implementation of Economic, Cultural and Social Rights

F5

Economic, social and cultural rights: justiciability and indivisibility issues

F6

The right to health

F7

The right to education

F8

The right to housing

Interpretation of Key Conventions

F9

The CEDAW convention and gender based violence

  F10

European convention on human rights/EU law on human rights

  F11

The American system, OAS, The African system ACHR on human rights

  F12

Overview of key ILO Conventions (part 1)

  F13

Overview of key ILO Conventions (part 11)

   F14

CRC and juvenile justice

Other

  F15

International humanitarian law and its impact on human rights

  F16

International criminal law: ICC and Ad Hoc tribunals

  F17

Universal periodic review (special procedures)



Code

Lecture Topic

The normative (cultural, religious) contexts in the Asia Pacific region

G1

Critical approaches to human rights discourse (including a discourse on Asian values)

G2

Cultural relativism and human rights; contemporary discourse

G3

Human rights and the impact of religion-inspired nationalism

Relationship between deficits in democracy, processes of democratisation and human rights

G4

Democracy in South Asia: Critical and Emerging Issues

G5

Democracy, Liberal Constitutionalism and Asian Values: Lessons from East Asia

   G6 (I)

Human Rights Discourses in the Context of Postcolonialism and the Challenge of Nation Building

    G6 (II)

Discourse on Democracy and Human Rights in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka: Prospects & Challenges'

Human rights and development discourses (in the region)

G7

Globalization, its impact on rights consciousness and democracy

G8

Human rights, international financial institutions (IFIs) and the WTO

G9

Multinational Corporations and Human Rights

Human rights and the development discourse

G10

Sustainable development: economic, environmental and social dimensions

G11

The the rights-based approach to development and the right to development

G12

New development paradigm: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

G13

Implementation of socio-economic rights - a positive obligation

Key issues of concern in the Asia Pacific region

G14

Emerging labour issues: child labour

G15

International standards on migration and migrant workers: regional perspectives

G16

Human trafficking: international standards and regional perspectives

G17

National security/human security – both domestic and international

G18

Critical and emerging issues in feminist Discourse

G19

Disability and human rights – comparative policy perspectives

G20

LGBTQ rights: comparative approaches

G21

Religious Extremism in South Asia

G22

Nexus Between Environment and Human Rights