Human rights are commonly understood as, those rights which are inherent to the human being. The concept of human rights acknowledges that every single human being is entitled to enjoy his or her human rights without distinction as to race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, birth or another status. These rights are legally guaranteed by Human Rights Law, protecting individuals and groups against actions which interfere with fundamental freedoms and human dignity.


This course provides an introduction to basic human rights philosophy, principles, instruments and institutions, and also an overview of current issues and debates in the field with focus on the problems specific to India and other socially backward countries facing human rights violations rampantly. It also aims to explore some aspects of the diverse and increasingly complex body of international law of human rights that has both national and international application.

Upon the completion of this course, you will understand the key historical, political, legal and moral influences that have shaped the idea of “human rights” and be able to explain the concept of a right and to analyze the contemporary challenges and trends in human rights theory and practice. You will be able to identify the major international declarations, treaties, and covenants governing human rights, and also the mechanisms for monitoring and enforcing human rights standards. You will also have a strong working knowledge of the major human rights conventions, processes, and techniques. This course will also assist you to understand the application of rights in international, regional, constitutional and domestic contexts.


Students, Professionals, Academicians, and Researcher, interested in working in the field of Human Rights can take up this course.


Last Day to Register: Sunday, 16-May-2021
New Batch Starts on: Monday, 17-May-2021


Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring recorded videos, quizzes, and projects.

In-course Help
Clear doubts by directly messaging the course instructors. Connect with other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material and get help mastering concepts.

Each course is assessed on the basis of online assignments and online quizzes which can be taken from home anytime during the course.

Earn official recognition for your work on the completion of assessment tasks. An online certificate will be added to your profile on course completion.

Course Duration: 01 Month

Mode of Study: Online

Number of Modules: Five

Mode of Assessment: Online Test

Type of Questions: Objective

Duration of Test: 1 Hour

Passing Criteria: Score 50% Marks

Course Certificate: Online/PDF

Certified Honors Student recognition will be given to high achieving students in the course. The honors badge will be issued to students scoring more than 80 percent in the online test.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Human Rights 00:00:00
Theories of Human Rights 00:00:00
International Human Rights Instruments and Bodies 00:00:00
Human Rights and Indian Constitution 00:00:00
Human Rights Violations and Case Studies 00:00:00
Human Rights Law Online Test 01:00:00

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  1. FUNdamentally Amazing


    This course is my first online law course and I am glad I choose RostrumLegal for my initiation as well as this course. As a Human Rights Enthusiast I love the structure of this course. It is well-made enough to cover the basics and teach you a little more but it is made in a way without clutter to help you understand as well as enjoy the course. I would recommend this course to anyone especially budding lawyers.

  2. Was a great experience learning here.


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