Advanced Training Programmes

 

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights is a service oriented, nonprofit making institution in the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, established in 1991. Through its mandate of human rights education and research, the CSHR continued to conduct awareness and training programmes and carried out research towards disseminating knowledge of human rights in the country.

In terms of human rights education, the need to offer formal human rights courses to the public was identified. The CSHR commenced the Distance Learning Diploma in Human Rights and Peace Studies in 2005 and the online Diploma in Human Rights in 2008. In addition, the University of Colombo, through the CSHR and the Faculty of Law, collaborated with the University of Sydney, Australia, to offer the Asia Pacific Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation.

As a response to the demand of human rights themes, the CSHR has planned three advanced training programmes for the public. The main objective of these Programmes is to provide comprehensive knowledge to persons who have an interest to develop their knowledge in the following areas.

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Advanced Training Programme on Human Rights and Fundamental Rights Enrol Now

Objectives

  Promote values of human rights
Develop and enhance knowledge in human rights law and practice
Share experiences with other participants, scholars and human rights activists on human rights issues

The Programme
The following areas will be covered during the 30 hour period

♦ Human Rights Concept
♦ Historical Evolution
♦ Fundamental Rights
♦ Case Law
♦ Redress Mechanisms for Violations of Human Rights and Fundamental Rights
♦ Group Rights and Applicability in Sri Lanka
♦ Rights of Children and Women
♦ Rights of Differently abled persons and Elders
♦ Environmental Rights
♦ Discussion/Group activity/Case Study

 Medium: Sinhala and Tamil

 Teaching methods: Lectures, Discussion, Videos, Case Studies etc

 Evaluation: Individual and Group Assignments

 Course Fee: Rs.15, 000/-


Advanced Training Programme  on The Law and The Citizen Enrol Now

Objectives

  Provide a comprehensive understanding of the law
Develop and enhance knowledge basic legal concepts and applications to current legal issues
Provide the Knowledge to make informed decisions in cases involving ethics and legal issues

 The Programme
The following areas will be covered during the 30 hour period

 ♦ Sources of Law
♦ Common Law and Special Laws
♦ Courts System in Sri Lanka
♦ Fundamental Rights and the Constitution
♦ Fundamental Rights and the Criminal Justice Related Institutions
♦ The Rule of Law
♦ Legal Institutions and Social Responsibility

 Medium: Sinhala and Tamil

 Teaching methods: Lectures, Discussion, Videos, Case Studies etc

 Evaluation: Individual and Group Assignments

 Course Fee: Rs.15, 000/-


Distance Learning Advanced Certificate in Human Rights Approach to Prison Administration Enrol Now

The Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR), University of Colombo, in collaboration with the Center for Research and Training in Corrections, Department of Prisons, conducting the Distance Learning Advanced Certificate in Human Rights Approach to Prison Administration for Prison Officers in Sri Lanka since 2014.

Objectives

 To build the capacity of Prison Officers in the area of Human Rights
To create a positive attitude towards the rights of prisoners and
To strengthen the capacity of Prison Officers by offering a comprehensive knowledge on their duties and responsibilities
Enhance knowledge of Prison Officers on International Human Rights and its applicability in Sri Lanka, especially within the Prisons.
Develop a self-learning study pack which is resourceful and time- efficient.
Strengthen the capacity of Prison Officers by offering a comprehensive knowledge on their rights and responsibilities and empowering prison personnel with tools which they can use when handling situational factors from a human rights perspective.
Build a positive attitude among Prison Officers towards protecting the rights of prisoners.
Encourage Officers to pursue further education related to their work.

 Medium: Sinhala and Tamil

 Evaluation: Assignments and Individual Presentation

 Course Fee: Rs.20, 000/-

Eligibility for the above courses 

Certificate Level

(a) Six passes at the GCE (O/L) Examination with three credits (including a Pass in English for applicants of Worker’s Rights)

Advance Certificate Level

(a) Six passes at the GCE O/L Examination with three Credits including a Pass in English 

OR

(b) two years work experience in the field of Human Rights or related field

Available Resources: Study Packs will be provided and access given to the CSHR Resource Centre.

Teaching Staff: University Academics, Lawyers and Experts in the thematic areas.

Note: Candidates can apply for two programmes.

Applications can be downloaded from the CSHR website cshr.cmb.ac.lk or can be obtained from the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, University of Colombo.

Completed Applications and copies of certificates should be submitted along with the paying voucher of the non refundable application fee of Rs.250/- to be paid to any branch of the People’s Bank, in favour of ‘University of Colombo – Main Collection Account’ with the relevant account number as indicated in the application form.
Completed applications along with copies of certificates can be submitted by post, email or hand delivery to the following address;

The Director, Centre for the Study of Human Rights,
Faculty of Law, University of Colombo,
94 Cumarathunga Munidasa Mawatha, Colombo 03Tel : 011 2500879/2503017, Fax : 011 2598462
Email: cshr@sltnet.lk
Website: cshr.cmb.ac.lk

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