IRS 403: Human Rights

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. explain why that government owes it a duty to respect and protect the rights of citizens;
  2. differentiate between human rights and fundamental human rights;
  3. compare human rights protection under military rule and under civilian rule; and
  4. highlight the concerns of certain non-governmental organizations about guaranteeing human rights. Examples include: Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, Federation of Women Lawyers.
Course Contents

The nature of human rights. An evaluation of contemporary experience and institutions in protecting and reinforcing such rights both nationally and internationally.                 The roles of

Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch Federation of Women Lawyers in championing human rights all over the world. A survey of human rights under civilian regimes and military regimes across the world.