This course gives an overview of the various levels at which individuals or groups of persons who are aggrieved by violations of human rights can seek redress. The UN human rights system is complemented by three regional human rights systems, which have also established redress mechanisms at a regional level. The three lessons in this course, not only introduce you to redress mechanisms at the three levels, but also guide you in identifying the inter-relationship among the various mechanisms.
- Teacher: Nishara Mendis
This module consists of three cases studies related to indivisibility of human rights, cultural relativism and economic, social and cultural rights. The objective of this module is to give you an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills you have learned in the previous modules on those topics, to a given set of hypothetical facts/fact patterns. The three case studies provide three scenarios where you are expected to identify and analyse human rights violations, if any. You are expected to present an analysis of those fact patterns, based on your learning in the previous modules.