International Human Rights and India Short Course (Delhi/Bangalore – October 2017)

IHRI 3-day Intensive Short Course (October 2017)

New Delhi: 17th – 19th October
Bangalore: 24th – 26th October

Provisional Programme

Day 1: From International to Domestic

8:30 – 9:00 Arrival and registration
9:00 – 9:15 Opening remarks, introductions, and course outline
9:15 – 11:15 An Intro to International Human Rights Law
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 The UN System: Treaties and Law
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 International and Regional Mechanisms of Protection
17:00 – 17:15 Break
17:15 – 19:15 Human Rights and Democracy

Day 2: People and Power

9:15 – 11:15 Freedom of Expression and Protest
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Economic, social and cultural rights
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Civil Rights: torture, life, fair trial, and detention
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 18:45 Terrorism, War, and Non-State actors

 Day 3: Minority Rights

9:15 – 11:15 Indigenous Rights and Self-determination
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Refugees and Asylum Seekers
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Ethnic, Religious, and Sexual Minority Rights
16:30 – 16:45 Break
16:45 – 18:45 The Rights of the Child

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and complete all assigned readings prior to and during the course. Group work and participation will be integral parts of this course and students will be expected to rely on individual and group

This non-residential IHRI course is open to all students with an interest in law and related topics. No formal qualifications are required. Study will involve reading and analysing student law texts, articles, UN treaties, cases, and other material.

English Requirements
Applicants must be proficient in written and spoken English.

Certificate of Completion
Official certificates of completion are subject to a 100% attendance rate and satisfactory completion of the group presentations.


  • Official Welcome booklet
  • All course materials (printouts)
  • Lunch and refreshments on all three days
  • Official Certificate of Completion

This course will be offered in New Delhi on 17th – 19th October and in Bangalore on 24th – 26th October.

Costs (per course)
Early Registration (before 31st July, 2017): £300
Standard Registration (after 31st  July, 2017): £400

About the instructor
Dr. Sherif A. Elgebeily is Director of the Centre for the Study of International Peace and Security, and co-chair of the International Law and Policy in Africa Network (ILPAN). He is the author of The Rule of Law in the United Nations Security Council Decision-making Process (Routledge, 2017) and was also the 2016 International Rule of Law Visiting Fellow of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (UK). Dr. Elgebeily has previously held university teaching posts in the UK, Egypt, and Hong Kong, teaching international human rights law, international humanitarian law, the rule of law in a globalised world, comparative constitutional law, and legal English. He frequently writes for mass media outlets including Al-Sharq Al-Awsat and the South China Morning Post, and has provided his expert opinions to television channels including France 24, SBS, and RTHK. His work experience includes the UN Department of Political Affairs in New York, the European Commission in Brussels, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in Egypt, and the Child Law Centre, University of Pretoria. He is also inter alia a rapporteur for Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (2017 – ); Judging Member of the ISA Chadwick Alger Prize Committee (2017); Academic Peer Reviewer (Law) for Cambridge University Press (USA) (2015 – ); and International Advisory Board member of the Westminster Law Review (2015 – ).

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