Human Rights Law and Criminal Justice

By Dr. N. Pramod Singh   |   L.M.S Law College, Imphal Manipur
Learners enrolled: 1568
The course Human Rights, Law and Criminal Justice talks about the relationship between human rights and criminal justice in India. It discusses the multiple reasons and causes for violations of human rights of people, especially with reference to their civil, political, economic, social, cultural and educational rights along with the factors and circumstances that have led to commission of crimes against women, children and disabled persons.  The scope for free legal aid and services available to those aggrieved individuals under the Indian laws and procedures is also discussed in the course. Wide range of issues of prison system, jail and juvenile homes inter alia legal safeguards and protection of human rights of prisoners and inmates in India are few issues dealt in the course.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 23 Jan 2023
End Date : 30 Jun 2023
Enrollment Ends : 15 Mar 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 1:
1 Constitutional mechanism for enforcement of Human Rights
2 Role of Supreme Court under the constitution of India
3 Role of High Court
4 Role of Subordinate judiciary

Week 2:
1 Public Interest Litigation
2 Origin and development of Legal Aid
3 Related provision of Legal Aid under the Indian Laws
4 Human Rights under the Preventive Detention Laws

Week 3:
1 Safeguard against other General and Special Criminal Laws
2 Right against Arbitrary Arrest
3 Right against Torture
4 Right of Accused Person

Week 4:
1 Right to Legal Aid and assistant for the accused person
2 Emergency provision under the constitution
3 International standard norms of Human Rights during Emergency
4 Judicial responses to the protection of Human Rights during the Emergency

Week 5:
1 Rights of detenues under the Indian Laws
2 Protection of Human Rights for Male prisoners
3 Protection of Human rights for Women Prisoners
4 Judicial approach to protection of prisoner’s rights

Week 6:
1 Nature and scope of criminal justice system in India
2 Administration of justice and the role of the court
3 Justice delivery system under the criminal laws
4 Protection of accused person under the Indian Laws

Week 7:
1 Role of police under the criminal Laws
2 Importance of investigation in criminal justicing system
3 law enforcement agencies and custodial crimes against men
4 Law enforcement agencies and custodial crime against women and children

Week 8:
1 Theories of Punishments
2 Importance of Jail
3 Reformation of Jail manuals and rules
4 Importance of Juvenile homes in India

Week 9:
1 Reformation of Juvenile Homes
2 Protection of Women Rights under the criminal Laws of India
3 Protection of Women Rights under the International Law
4 Protection of Child Rights under the criminal Laws of India

Week 10:
1 Protection of child rights under the International law
2 Meaning and definition of disabled person and their legal status
3 Disability and Human Rights: National and International Perspectives
4 Right to free Legal Aid of the disable people and judicial response to their problem

Books and references

1. Durga Das Basu, (2008), Indian Constitution,S.C. Sarkar, Calcutta. 
2. Dr. H.O Agarwal (1948), Human Rights, Central Law Publication, Allahabad.
3. Bryan A. Garner, (1979), Black’s Law Dictionary, West Publishing, Rochester, New York.
4.     Dubey, K. Anil, 2001: Constitutional Machinery failure or force, AIR Journal 46.
5. Justice J.S. Verma, 1997: Constitutional obligation of Judiciary, AIR Journal 161.
6. Onensah, H.H. 2000: International Land & Violation of Human Rights, AIR Journal 49.

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% of end-term Proctored Exam

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