International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law

Human Rights: Conceptual Background, Nature, Origin, Historical Development and Significance; Magna Carta, American Bill of Rights, The French Declaration, Prophet Muhammad (PBH)’s Last sermon or Pilgrimage speech, Human Rights and Fundamental Rights; Different Generations of Human Rights: First Generation, Second Generation and Third Generation of Rights; International Human Rights Instruments: United Nations Charter; International Bills of Human Rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948; International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, 1966; International Convenient on Economic, Social Cultural Rights, 1966; Regional Human Rights Instruments, European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms; European Social Charter; American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man; American Convention of Human Rights; African Charter on Human and People’s Rights; Arab League Charter of Human Rights, Special Human Rights Instruments: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW); Child Rights Convention (CRC); Vienna Declaration; Human Rights in Armed Conflict; Human Rights Situation in Bangladesh: Women, Children, Media, Police, Environment, Minority, Indigenous People etc.; Human Rights and Development, Human Rights and Corruption, Human Rights: 60 Years After UDHR: An analysis; Role of the UNO in Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Human Rights Council, Right to Self-determination as a Human Right, Globalization and Human Rights, Human Rights and Good Governance, Role of Governments Organizations & NGOs of Bangladesh in Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Human Rights Commission in Bangladesh: Commitment and Reality, Implementation of Human Rights and Domestic Mechanism, Human Rights in Islamic Law in Comparison to the Western Concept of Human Rights;

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: Distinctions and Comparative Analysis;

Relevant Laws:

  1. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
  2. International Convention on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, 1966 with Optional Protocol
  3. International Convention on Civil and Political Rights 1966 with Optional Protocol
  4. International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, 1965
  5. Convention on Right of the Child,1989
  6. The Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW),1979
  7. The Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, 1984
  8. The European Convention of Human Rights, 1950
  9. African Charter of Human Rights, 1981
  10. Vienna Declaration on Human Rights, 1993
  11. American Convention on Human Rights, 1969
  12. The Human Rights Act (United Kingdom), 1998
  13. Arab League Charter of human Rights, 2004
  14. The Revised Arab League Charter, 2005
  15. Bangladesh Human Rights Act, 2009
  16. Four Geneva Conventions, 1949 and Two Additional Protocols, 1977

Books Recommended:

1. Textbook on International Human Rights by Rhona K.M. Smith

2. International Human Rights Law: A Practical Approach (2003) by Prof. Javaid


3. Blackstone’s Statutes on International Human Rights Documents by P.R


4. International human Rights Law (2009) by Javaid Rehman

5. International Human Rights in Context of Law, Politics, Morals by Henry J. Steiner

& Philip Alston

6. The International Law of Human Rights by Puaul S Siegharts by (Oxford: Clarendon

Press, 1988)

7. Basic Documents on Human Rights by Ian Brownlie

8. Human Rights 60 Years after UDHR: ELCOP Publication

9.  Human Rights and Corruption: ELCOP Publication

10. Fifty Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Law by Borhan Uddin Khan

11. Human Rights: Principles and Practice by Abu Nasar Shamsul Hoque

12. Islam and Human Rights by Muhammad Zafrullah Khan

13. Human Rights Issues and International Law by M. Zamir

14. Human Rights and the Future of Mankind by Nagendra Singh

15. Human Rights and the Law by Paras Diwan & Peeyushi Diwan

16. International Law and Human Rights by S. K. Kapoor

17. Human Rights and Corruption: ELCOP Publication

18. Enforcement of International human Rights Law by Domestic Courts (2007) by Prof.

Shah Alam

19. Human Rights in Constitutional Law by Durga Das Basu

20. Human Rights and Development by Phillip Alston and Robinson

(Also Additional Books, Journal Articles, Contemporary cases, materials form Websites will be discussed by the Course Teacher Concerned)