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Medium Of InstructionsMode Of LearningMode Of Delivery
EnglishSelf StudyVideo and Text Based

Course Overview

Every aspirant, law student and activist must know the laws that describe human rights. This course covers all the areas that are a must for everyone to know and learn. It goes over to great depths on these topics and teaches them not only what one has to know in this domain but also provides them with useful insights.

Human rights and humanitarian laws is a course that deals with laws that take effect when armed conflicts appear and the functions of agencies that play a great helping hand role for others like the Red Cross Society.

 It teaches the candidates about how humanitarian laws are now amalgamating with human rights and is being backed by world communities. It gives in detail contents about the evolution of these laws and their role and functions. The course has been made by expert faculties of India and is taught in the best law universities all over the world.

The Highlights

  • Online sessions
  • 12 week long
  • Best universities
  • Top faculties
  • Free of cost programme 
  • A certification is given by Swayam
  • Government approved programme

Programme Offerings

  • Online Sessions
  • Reading Materials
  • Discussion Forums
  • tests
  • Self-assessments
  • quizzes

Courses and Certificate Fees

Certificate AvailabilityCertificate Providing Authority
yesLMS Law college, Imphal

Eligibility Criteria

Certification Qualifying Details

To qualify for the certificate, candidates will have to register themselves for the exams which will cost them a little fee. They will have to appear for the exam on the scheduled day. The exam will be divided into two sections; in course assessment exam of 30% and end term proctored exam of 70%.

What you will learn

Knowledge of law

First of all, the candidates will start by learning about the UN human rights and the UN charter

  • Then, the candidates will learn about the Economic and Social Council.
  • Applicants will also be taught the various UN committees established for mankind’s welfare.
  • UDHR and ICCPR are great contents to learn for the candidates.
  • Candidates will also be learning about the Geneva Protocols and the results it brought.
  • The role of UNHCR in the protection of refugees will be a significant topic that the applicants will get to learn in the course.

Who it is for

Application Details

Candidates wanting to take admission into the course will have to go through the following steps in order to ensure it.   

Step 1: Applicants will need to go to the official website of the course.

Step 2: Then, the candidates will have to register on the website. They can do so by using their Google, Facebook, Microsoft accounts or by creating an account on the website.

Step 3: If the candidates have an account on Swayam, they can also use that.

Step 4: After registration, the applicants will log into the accounts.

Step 5: Next step for the candidates is to go back to the course page and press the Join icon.

Step 6: Please note, the link to join the course is not open yet. When it will, candidates can use it to go to the application form page.

Step 7: Once the applicants reach the form, they can fill and submit it for the admission in the course.

The Syllabus

  • U.N. Human Rights under the UN Charter
  • U.N. General Assembly    
  • Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)    
  • U.N. Human Rights Commission
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • U.N. Human Rights Council 
  • U.N. Trusteeship Council    
  • U.N. Special Rapporteurs 
  • Universal Periodic Review    
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • UDHR     
  • Significance of UDHR
  • Background for adopting ICCPR
  • Contents of ICCPR
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Implementation mechanism and procedure under ICCPR
  • Significance of reporting procedure under ICCPR
  • Background for adopting the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
  • Contents of ICESCR
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Implementation mechanisms and procedure under ICESCR
  • Significance of reporting procedure under ICESCR
  • Convention on prevention and punishment of crimes and genocide,1951
  • International conventions on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1969
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women, 1979
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989
  • Historical background of evolution of International Humanitarian Law (Temporary Tribunal, ICTY, ICTR, Rome Treaty, ICC) 
  • Customary International Humanitarian Law
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Adoption of old Geneva Conventions on International Humanitarian Law (1864)
  • Adoption of Hague Convention on International Humanitarian Law (1899 &1907)
  • Adoption of UN Convention on International Humanitarian Law
  • Adoption of Geneva protocols on International Humanitarian Law (1977)
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Protection of Sick and wounded Soldier during the war and armed conflict
  • Protection of unarmed civilian and their objects
  • Prohibition of use of weapons and methods of warfare
  • Protection of prisoners of war and civilians under custody.
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Role of Humanitarian agencies under International Humanitarian Law (ICRC)
  • Background for the enactment of Geneva Convention Act, 1960
  • Basic principles of Act of 1960
  • Evaluation of the activities of the National Red Cross Society and other national humanitarian agencies.
  • Interaction/Discussion

  • Meaning and definition of displaced persons and their legal status
  • Issues of displaced persons and their protection under International and National Law.    
  • Refugee problems and UN
  • Role of the UNHCR for protection of refugee
  • Interaction/Discussion

Evaluation process

The exam that will qualify the candidates for the certificates is twofold; an in-course assessment of 30% weightage and another for the end of term exam of the remaining 70% weightage.


LMS Law college, Imphal Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

1: Who is the course instructor?

Dr. N Pramod Singh is the course instructor. He has teaching expertise of 20 years and has specialised in constitutional laws and humanitarian rights.

2: What is the fee for the course?

Being part of SWAYAM, a government educational programme, the course has been offered to the candidates free of cost.

3: What books are referred to for this course?

International Law by Oppenheim, International Security Management and United Nations by Muthiah Alagappa are some of the referred books.

4: What is SWAYAM?

SWAYAM is a government initiative of an educational programme that aims to make quality education accessible easily to the underprivileged ones for free.

5: What is the duration of the course?

The contents of the course will take a 12-week long period to reach its completion.

6: Which institution is offering the course?

The L.M.S Law College situated in Imphal of Manipur is the institution that is offering this course.

7: What are the exam details?

The course is entirely free but the exam registration will ask for a small fee. The exam will have to be given by the candidates at the scheduled place on time. The in course exam will have a 30% weightage and that of the end term exam will be 70%.


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