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SYLLABUS ON HUMAN RIGHTS

FACULTY : Atty. Anita Magbitang-Chauhan, Ph,D


Law Course No ________
FIRST SEMESTER SY 2016 -2017

Course Title : HUMAN RIGHTS LAW


Course Description :

This course provides a rich content on human rights systems of protection and promotion at the international ,
regional and national level with emphasis on the Philippine system. It starts with a clear understanding of the
normative content of human rights, its principles and classifications . Much discussion shall be focused on
applications of human rights in different fields of development and governance, business, environment . It also
covers discussions on rights of sectors and the international standards in the fields of enforcement of state
obligations and individual responsibilities for the continuing advocacy in curbing state impunity and human
rights violations . The law students shall be walked through hard and soft laws on human rights at the
international level and the means by which human rights are monitored as well as national human rights/ human
rights related laws.The students will be engaged in actual human rights advocacy and case law study on human
rights at the international and national levels.

II. Course Objectives

This course will enrich the minds and hearts of law students as it aims to do the following :

1. Familiarize the students on a broad and deep study of human rights and their enforcement at the international
and national levels;

2. Engage the students in meaningful participation in actual human rights work and advocacy.

3. Gain comprehensive knowledge and skills in human rights investigation and information and education

4. Develop a strong commitment to become a human rights defender and advocate.


III. COURSE CONTENT
CONTENT and ACTIVITY ASSIGNMENT REFERENCE/
Modules Materials
1. GENERAL Group
Assignment : Compile
at least one You
Tube/Scribd/
Other On Line Video/
Power Point
Presentation Per
Module in a CD ROM

MODULE I
INTRODUCTION TO
HUMAN RIGHTS
1. History of Human Viewing: Story PPT on the module “Introduction
Rights of Human to Human Rights” by Atty. Anita
Rights MChauhan
2. Definition and Lecture ppt
Classification of Human No.1
Rights and discussion
3. Characteristics of
Human Rights
4. Generation of Human
Rights
5. Principles of Human
Rights
6. Human Rights
Obligations
MODULE 2. SYSTEMS Group written www.ohchr.com and other human
OF HUMAN RIGHTS reporting rights websites and articles
PROTECTION
A. Universal : United You Tube
Nations System viewing of The
1.UN Charter UN Treaty
Body System
2. UN Organs and discussion

3. Charter Based System Lecture ppt


No.2
3.1. Human Rights and
Council (HRC) and discussion“
Universal Periodic “The UN
Review (UPR) Charter Based
3.2. HRC Complaints System of
Procedure Human Rights
3.3. Special Procedures Promotion and
of the HRC Protection”
4. Treaty Based System Lecture ppt
4.1.Core International No.3
Human Rights Treaties and
4.2. Ratification discussion“
Status and Reservations “The UN
by the Philippine State Treaty Based
4.3. Reporting Status System of
of the Philippine State Human Rights
4.4. Human Rights Promotion and
Standards under Protection”
General Comments of
Treaty Bodies
4.5. Jurispundence on Group Assignment :
Communications Prepare an oral report
brought before Treaty and submit a written
Bodies from the one on a
Philippines complaint/communicati
on brought before one
of the treaty bodies by
any complainant
whether
individual/institutional
on violations committed
by agents of the
Philippine State.
B. Regional : Lecture ppt WEBsites of Regional Systems
1. European System No.4
2. Inter-American and
System discussion“
3. African System “The Regional
4. ASEAN Human Systems of
Rights Mechanism Human Rights
5. Others (Arabs,etc) Promotion and
Protection”
C. National Human Lecture ppt Visit to CHR Regional PCHR Website
Rights Systems No. 5 Office 3
1. National Human and
Rights Institutions discussion“
(NHRIs) “The National
2. The Philippine Systems of
Human Rights System of Human Rights
Human Rights Promotion and
Protection and Protection”
Promotion (Philippine
3. The Philippine Specific)
Commission on Human
Rights
4. Human Rights
Violations Investigation
: Procedures and
Standards
MODULE 3 : HUMAN Group Group Assignment and UN Fact Sheets
RIGHTS OF SECTORS Reporting on Reporting: Websites of OHCR and other HR
and Human Rights Laws Selected Submit a List of websites
for Their Protection at Sectors International Treaties ILO, UNICEF,ICRC and other
the International and and Soft laws and specialized international agencies;
National Level Philippine Laws that Philippine law websites
(Philippine Laws as promote one of the
Focus) sectors listed under this
1. Women module. Each law
2. Children should be described
3. Migrants briefly as to its salient
4.Persons with features (substantive
Disabilities and remedial content)
5. Indigenous People
6. Cultural Minority
7. Internally Displaced
Persons and Refugees
8. Human Rights
Defenders
9. Elderly
10. Prisoners and
Detainees
11. Workers and
Laborers
12. Urban
Poor/Homeless
MODULE 4 HUMAN
RIGHTS
APPLICATIONS
1. The Human Rights to Lecture PPT UNFPA HRBA Manual
Development and NO. 6 and HRBA in Google and other search
Governance Based Discussion on engines
Approach (HRBADG) HRBADG Socorro Diokna ‘s HRBA Guide
1.1. The Right To 2008 Ruggie Report on Business
Development and Human Rights
1.2. Principles of HR [PDF]Human Rights Standards
Applied to Development and Practice for the Police - ohchr
and Governance [PDF]Human Rights and Law
1.3. HRBA in Planning Enforcement - ohchr
and Programming [PDF]International Human
2. Human Rights Round Table Group Assignment : Rights Standards for Law
,Business and Corporate Discussion on Five groups of the class Enforcement - ohchr
Social Responsibility the Topic : will invite at least five [PDF]independence and
(CSR) Human Rights sectoral representatives impartiality of judges,
3. Human Rights and and Your to attend the round prosecutors and lawyers ...
The Police Sector” table discussion [PDF]international human rights
4. Human Rights and the presided by the law and the role of the legal ... -
Military Professor and ohchr
5. Human Rights and participated in by the www.ohchr.org/documents/publica
Judges, Prosecutors and NGO sector. tions/training9chapter1en.pdf
Lawyers [PDF]Human Rights in the
6. Human Rights and Administration of Justice – A
Politicians Facilitator's ... - ohchr
www.ohchr.org/Documents/Public
ations/HRAdministrationJustice.pd
f
A Manual on Human Rights for
Judges, Prosecutors and Lawyers
hrlibrary.umn.edu/monitoring/hra
dmin.html
Special Rapporteur on the
Independence of Judges and
Lawyers
www.ohchr.org › OHCHR ›
English › Your Human Rights
Ms. Mónica Pinto, Special
Rapporteur on the Independence
of Judges and Lawyers In 1994,
the Commission on Human
Rights, in resolution 1994/41,
noting ...
[PDF]Human-rights law and
military operations
Human Rights and the Military:
Legal Rules - JStor
[PDF]The Philippine Corrections
System: Current Situation and
Issues
[PDF]A STUDY ON THE
EFFECTIVITY OF THE
PHILIPPINE PRISON

Standard Minimum Rules for the


Treatment of Prisoners - ohchr
[PDF]A Human Rights Approach
to Prison Management -
International ...
www.prisonstudies.org/sites/default
/files/resources/.../handbook_2nd_e
d_eng_8.pdf
[PDF]Prison Incident
Management Handbook
https://www.un.org/.../Prison_Incid
ent_Management_Handbook_OR
OLSI_Mar2013

Business and Human Rights :


1.The 2008 Ruggie Report: A
Framework for Business and
Human Rights
2. John Gerald Ruggie, Business and
Human Rights The Evolving
International Agenda
3. UN Guiding Principles on Business
and Human Rights
4. Human Rights and Responsible
Business Practices Frequently Asked
Questions
5. A Guide for Business: How to
Develop a Human Rights Policy
6. A Resource Guide to Corporate
Human Rights Reporting

MODULE 5 HUMAN Class Group Assignment : Human Rights Tactics


RIGHTS ISSUES, Discussion on ADVOCACY or New Tactics in Human
CHALLENGES AND the topics of SURVEY Rightshttp://www.newtactics.org
ADVOCACY the module 1. Conduct a survey The Justiciability of Social and
using purposive Economic Rights: An Updated
1. Human Rights sampling on a Appraisal
Education and Advocacy particular chosen legal Resource Page on Justiciability of
2. Human Rights Treaty, issue approved by the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
Law and Policy professor or (ESCR)
Compliance and 2. Organize a Human JUSTICIABILITY OF
Enforcement Rights Education ECONOMIC SOCIAL AND
3. Human Rights Forum (HREF) CULTURAL RIGHTS
Standards and targeting a particular RELEVANT CASE LAW
Justiciability sector on a theme Shivani Verma
approved by the How Is International Human
professor within the Rights Law Enforced? Harold
semester Hongju Koh Yale Law School
3. Arrange and conduct Human Rights Enforcement
a radio broadcast or Mechanisms of the United Nations
media conference Human Rights and Law
agreed upon Enforcement
HUMAN RIGHTS
Period of Undertaking : ENFORCEMENT IN THE
Any day within the TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
Human Rights Week Douglas Donoho
Celebration The Growing Relevance and
Enforceability of Corporate
Human Rights Responsibility
David Scheffer
The Key Human Rights Challenge:
Developing Enforcement
Mechanisms
Harvard Human Rights Journal, Spring
2002
03/01/2002
by Terry Collingsworth
Harvard Human Rights Journal, Spring
2002, p.183

CULMINATI
ON DAY :Dec
10,2016
(International
Human Rights
Day)
Celebration

IV. COURSE REQUIREMENTS


To pass this course, the student must be able to undertake the following :
1. COURSE EXAM……………….,………..……………30%
2. Group Work and HR Research ………….. 25%
3. Oral Presentation/Recitation…………………..20%
4. ADVOCACY…………………………………………….. 25%

TOTAL…………100 %