This B.A (Hons.) Human Rights programme envisions having ‘Human Rights experts’ who can address and cater the human rights issue adequately in the rising global world. The rise to prominence of Human Rights Education (HRE) is more recent. HRE is carried out at two levels. First, through training programmes and capacity building of chosen professionals. The vision of JGU is to promote global courses, programmes, curriculum, research followed by global collaborations, and global interaction through a global faculty. In the academic year 2022-23, JGLS is launching B.A. (Hons.) in Human Rights programme.
This type of HRE is more skill-oriented and carried out under the aegis of international and regional institutions. Instruction is tailor-made to suit the nature of programmes to which training is provided. Second, HRE is carried out through higher education in human rights. This type of HRE follows a model which has a greater emphasis on form, substance, and pedagogy. It also aims at the holistic development of students such that there is a transformation of character and personality and that they develop core human and social values.
A higher educational institution falls into the latter type of HRE provider. However, while being mindful of the uniqueness of each approach, JGLS adopts an integrated model of HRE. It is inspired by the “Human Rights Friendly Schools” model of Amnesty International which integrates learning human rights with practising human rights. This approach helps build a generation of human rights professionals who understand human rights beyond any jural correlatives; and as what Philip Allott calls, “an expression of humanity’s discovery from its own social experience”.
Our globalizing society has witnessed the rise of human rights as a profession, mainly under the aegis of the United Nations (UN) through various general and particular programmes of aid and assistance. These programmes percolated to the national, regional, and local levels through many sub-national human rights initiatives and activities. The activities are spanned over diverse areas, e.g., community services, charity, awareness building, investigation, research, policy-making, legal advice, and cause lawyering. Larger engagement with human rights, both socially & politically, led to the development of “essential skills” which are to be developed through human rights education.
Jindal Global Law School’s model of Human Rights Education (HRE)
Offered by JGLS faculty: arguably the best in the field to provide a strong legal and social sciences research foundation.
Only social science programme in the country focused on creating rights based imagination and understanding of the human rights context for future
Teaching and training which enable students to express opinion on human rights issue consciously and clearly with lucid understanding; to identify, analyse and address human rights problem; assessment of the social impact of the human rights issue.
Imparting skills essential for the performance of socio-legal and paralegal works as well as opening spectrum of career in in various sectors such as advocacy, law, social service, international relation, communication, public service, global diplomacy, advocates, academics, social service, public service, human resources and many more.
Teaching and training which enable students to express opinion on human rights consciously and clearly; to identify analyse and address human rights issues; assessment of the violation of human rights and their issue of concern.
Courses under the degree programme, B.A.(Hons) in Human Rights, are provided in a necessary sequential order in view of the philosophy and intended outcomes of the programme, and in compliance with the UGC guidelines laid down in the “Minimum Course Curriculum for Undergraduate Courses Under Choice Based Credit System”. Accordingly, courses are classified into the following categories:
JGLS has entered into multiple MoUs and collaborations to facilitate internships and placements for JGLS students and graduates. JGLS also has extensive ties within government, businesses, and civil society, which are used to assist in placing our students and graduates. Our graduating students can opt for diverse careers in organizations ranging from Advocacy, Activism, Campaign, Legal aid, Action Research, Gender and social inclusion advising, and Policy Making.
Rs. 3.5 Lacs
Jindal Global Law School
1st August 2022
31 May 2022