Human Rights Law



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For a just society governed by the rule of law, it is important that people are able to access their rights and activate legal mechanisms. This course, brought to you with help from the Ford Foundation, delivers a working knowledge of the legal framework governing human rights in India. You will learn about fundamental rights and how to access them and special legal provisions such as the Right to Information Act, the Consumer Protection Act and other civil law remedies.

What you will learn?

  • Legal framework for human rights under Indian and international law
  • Understand the special rights of vulnerable groups
  • Fundamental rights and remedies for infringement
  • Explore civil law remedies for speedy access to justice
  • Rights of the differently-abled
  • Rights of women and criminal law provisions protecting women
  • Rights of children
  • Understand general human rights law practice

What do you need?

  • This course is recommended for anyone with an interest in human rights and access to justice
  • Other than that, a standard Internet/data connection along with a computer/laptop/smartphone/tablet is enough to get you started!

Exam and certification
There is no exam or certification in this free course.



  • 1. Human Rights and Legal Aid

  • 2. Types of Civil Remedies Specific Interventions

  • 3. Types of Civil Remedies

  • 4. Standing Before the Court Collective Action

  • 5. Interventions in Specific Situations Claiming Fundamental Rights

  • 6. The State of Human Rights

  • 7. The Practice of Human Rights Law

  • 8. Women Rights

  • 9. Children Rights

  • 10. Rights of the Disabled


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