Accessing one’s rights is vital to maintain justice in society. To activate legal mechanisms that help address grievances, it is important to know one’s fundamental rights and the extent and scope of these rights. Rainmaker has launched this course, in collaboration with the Ford Foundation, India, to bring legal literacy of basic human rights and the access to justice to a wider audience. While an individual can enrol in this course and study the content for personal use, this course can also be used in a ‘train-the-trainer’ format.
This course contains ten Units where each unit is devoted to a separate topic within the subject matter of human rights law. A Unit comprises of a Reading Material and a Video Lecture. Some Units are also accompanied by Supplementary Materials that contain model formats, specific guidelines or additional information.
The course aims to provide the student with a working knowledge of the legal framework governing human rights in India. It will also help the student understand special legal provisions such as the Right to Information Act, the Consumer Protection Act and similar civil law remedies.