Indian, US Law students to study international human rights law at IGNOU
21.12.2010 (UNI) Aiming to expose law students to international human rights law themes, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is organising a study programme approved by American Bar Association.
The 18-day programme, International and Comparative Human Rights Law Practicum, is being held in partnership with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S Boyd School of Law in the United States.
'Through this course, the organisers plan to introduce and promote close and intense interaction between a diverse group of 12 and 16 students from both India and the US respectively,' an IGNOU spokesperson told UNI.
He informed that various luminaries from India like legal educationist N R Madhava Menon, Additional Director General of CRPF P M Nair (IPS), Director of Union Ministry of External Affairs M Gandhi and Director of South Asia Human Rights Documentation Centre Ravi Nair will address the students.
The participants will also be addressed by Overseas experts.
The spokesperson further said during the programme, the students will also visit several institutions such as International Committee of Red Cross, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Patiala Court and Tihar Prison with a view to get first-hand feel about the functioning of these institutions by interacting with concerned officials.
'The participants in small groups from both the countries will visit these institutions for intense field study for two-three days and prepare a research paper for presentation,' he added. UNI