GE8074 Human Rights Syllabus:

GE8074 Human Rights Syllabus – Anna University Regulation 2017


  • To sensitize the Engineering students to various aspects of Human Rights.

Unit I

Human Rights – Meaning, origin and Development. Notion and classification of Rights – Natural, Moral and Legal Rights. Civil and Political Rights, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights; collective / Solidarity Rights.

Unit II

Evolution of the concept of Human Rights Magana carta – Geneva convention of 1864. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948. Theories of Human Rights.

Unit III

Theories and perspectives of UN Laws – UN Agencies to monitor and compliance.

Unit IV

Human Rights in India – Constitutional Provisions / Guarantees.

Unit V

Human Rights of Disadvantaged People – Women, Children, Displaced persons and Disabled persons, including Aged and HIV Infected People. Implementation of Human Rights – National and State Human Rights Commission – Judiciary – Role of NGO’s, Media, Educational Institutions, Social Movements.


1. Kapoor S.K., “Human Rights under International law and Indian Laws”, Central Law Agency, Allahabad, 2014.
2. Chandra U., “Human Rights”, Allahabad Law Agency, Allahabad, 2014.
3. Upendra Baxi, The Future of Human Rights, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.