Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

By Dr. N. Pramod Singh   |   L.M.S Law College, Imphal Manipur
Learners enrolled: 768
Humanitarian law is increasingly a part of human rights law applicable in armed conflicts situation, and the convergence of both the laws has been made consistently by the world community with the great significance and values. In this course, the evolution of international humanitarian law and its efficacies, especially for protection of human rights of individuals in the armed conflict situation inter alia the role and functions of humanitarian agencies are discussed in detail. As such, the national humanitarian rules and agencies along with their role and functions have also been cited comprehensively so as to understand the importance of human rights and humanitarian rules, especially for safeguarding the basic rights and freedoms of individuals in the conflict situation.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 04 Jul 2022
End Date : 31 Oct 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 1 : 1 U.N. Human Rights under the UN Charter
: 2 U.N. General Assembly
: 3 Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
: 4 U.N. Human Rights Commission
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 2 : 1 U.N. Human Rights Council 
: 2 U.N. Trusteeship Council
: 3 U.N. Special Rapporteurs 
: 4 Universal Periodic Review
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 3 : 1 UDHR
: 2 Significance of UDHR
: 3 Background for adopting ICCPR
: 4 Contents of ICCPR
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 4 : 1 Implementation mechanism and procedure under ICCPR
: 2 Significance of reporting procedure under ICCPR
: 3 Background for adopting the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR
: 4 Contents of ICESCR
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 5 : 1 Implementation mechanisms and procedure under ICESCR
: 2 Significance of reporting procedure under ICESCR
: 3 Convention on prevention and punishment of crimes and genocide,1951
: 4 International conventions on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, 1969
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 6 : 1 Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979
: 2 Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989
: 3 Historical background of evolution of International Humanitarian Law (Temporary Tribunal, ICTY, ICTR, Rome Treaty, ICC)
: 4 Customary International Humanitarian Law
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 7 : 1 Adoption of old Geneva Conventions on International Humanitarian Law (1864)
: 2 Adoption of Hague Convention on International Humanitarian Law (1899 &1907)
: 3 Adoption of UN Convention on International Humanitarian Law
: 4 Adoption of Geneva protocols on International Humanitarian Law (1977)
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 8 : 1 Protection of Sick and wounded Soldier during war and armed conflict
: 2 Protection of unarmed civilian and their objects
: 3 Prohibition of use of weapons and methods of warfare
: 4 Protection of prisoners of war and civilians under custody.
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 9 : 1 Role of Humanitarian agencies under International Humanitarian Law (ICRC)
: 2 Background for enactment of Geneva Convention Act, 1960
: 3 Basic principles of Act of 1960
: 4 Evaluation of the activities of the National Red Cross Society and other national humanitarian agencies.
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Week 10 : 1 Meaning and definition of displaced persons and their legal status
: 2 Issues of displaced persons and their protection under International and National Law.
: 3 Refugee problems and UN
: 4 Role of the UNHCR for protection of refugee
: 5 Interaction/Discussion

Books and references

1.Oppenheim. L, 1992:  International Law, Longman Group, U.K., London

2. Kapoor S.K., 1994: International Law, Central Law Publications, Allahabad.

3. Muthiah Alagappa and Takashi Inoguchi, 1999: International Security Management and the United Nations. United Nations University Press.

4. Jean-Marc Coicaud and Veijo Heiskanen, 2001: The Legitimacy of International Organizations, United Nations University Press.

5. Howard Tolley. 1989:  The U.N. Commission on Human Rights. Review by Roger S. Clark. The American Journal of International Law, Vol. 83, No. 1 (Jan., 1989), pp. 189-190; American Society of International Law. 

6. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. International Legal Materials, Vol. 19, No. 3 (MAY 1980), pp. 647-667: American Society of International Law.

Instructor bio

Dr. N. Pramod Singh

L.M.S Law College, Imphal Manipur

Dr. N. Pramod Singh, Associate Professor is a senior faculty in L.M.S Law College, Imphal Manipur. He has a total of 20 years teaching experience. His specialization is Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law. Dr. Pramod is actively involved in disseminating Human Rights Education in Various part of India.  He has Published 3 books (Global Justice & Rule of Law, Human Rights in Manipur, Constitutional Governance and Legal Institution) and has contributed many book chapters and research Articles and has 3 PhD Research Scholars under his guidance.

Course certificate

30% for in-course assessment &
70% for end term proctored exam

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