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Topics related to Human Rights

  • Meaning of Human Rights
  • Classification of Human Rights
  • Origin of Human Rights
    • American Revolution
    • French Revolution
  • Sources of International Human Rights Law
  • Natural Theory of Human Rights
  • Legal Right Theory
  • Historical Theory of Rights
  • Social Welfare Theory of Rights
  • Idealistic Theory of Rights
  • Constitution and Human Rights
    • Constitutions need to be Human Rights friendly and only then can HR be a reality.
  • Principles of Natural Justice are considered the basic Human Rights because they attempt to bring justice to the parties naturally.
  • Collective Rights

United Nations and Human Rights

  • International Bill of Human Rights
  • Universal Declaration of Human Rights
  • International Covenants on Civil and Political Rights
  • International Covenants on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
  • International Covenants on Inhuman acts

Civil and Political Rights

  • Kinds of Civil and Political Rights
  • Right to Life
  • Capital punishment
  • Death penalty
  • Pardoning power of President and Governor
  • Right to own property
  • Right to vote
  • Right to contest election

Social and Economic Rights

  • Directive Principles of State Policy
  • Right to education
  • Right to family
  • Right to form and join trade union
  • Right to culture
  • Right to adequate food
  • Right to health

Vulnerable groups according to Human Rights

  • Rights to Women
  • Rights of Unborn Child
  • Right of the Child
  • Education rights of the Child
  • Right to special protection in Emergency
  • Right against exploitation
  • Rights of Tribals / Indigenous rights: Rights of indigenous peoples. Ethnic groups who are natives to a land or region
  • Rights of Disable Persons
  • Rights of the Ageing
  • Rights of Minorities

Enforcement of Human Rights

  • African Charter
  • African Commission on Human Rights
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  • American Convention on Human Rights
  • Inter-American Convention
  • India and Human Rights
  • Human Rights Commission
  • Amnesty International
    • Peter Benenson, London, 1961
    • 1977 Nobel Peace Prize
    • Media attention, direct appeal campaigns, research and lobbying
    • 3 million members and supporters
  • Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 1979
  • United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989

Other topics

  • International Conferences on Human Rights
  • Regional Conferences on Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law

Acts & Rules related to Human Rights

  • Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989
  • Freedom of Earning Livelihood Bill, 2010
  • Prohibition on Religious Conversion Bill, 2011
  • Prevention of Begging Bill, 2010
  • Right to Privacy Bill, 2010
  • Delhi Rehabilitation Grant to Released Prisoners Rules, 2010
  • Dalit Backward and Oppressed Youth (Development and Welfare) Bill, 2010
  • Karnataka Right to Information (Amendment) Rules, 2009
  • Children (Rights, Development and Welfare) Bill, 2009
  • Victims of Natural Calamities (Rehabilitation and Financial Assistance) Bill, 2010
  • Prevention of Torture Bill, 2010
  • Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Amendment Rules, 2009
  • Prevention of Hunger and Malnutrition and Right to Food Bill, 2009
  • Prevention of Unsolicited Telephonic Calls and Protection of Privacy Bill, 2009
  • Delhi Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Rules, 2009
  • Unorganised Workers' Social Security Rules, 2009
  • Commission of Sati (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2008
  • Homeless Orphan and Street Children (Rehabilitation and Welfare) Bill, 2008
  • Working Children (Welfare and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2008
  • Minimum Wages (Amendment) Bill, 2008
  • Office of Chief Commissioner for Persons With Disabilities Recruitment Rules, 2007
  • Lok Sabha Secretariat Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Amendment Rules, 2007
  • Euthanasia (Permission and Regulation) Bill, 2007
  • Karnataka Transparency in Public Procurements (Amendment) Rules, 2007
  • Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (Amendment) Act, 2006
  • Rajya Sabha Secretariat Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) (Amendment) Rules, 2006

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