ESDR Residential Programs

Program overview 

Kathmandu School of Law (KSL) has been playing a crucial role in promoting advocacy of indivisibility of human rights for the last seven years. It believes that the prospect of good governance can be enhanced by promoting economic and social rights along with civil and political rights. The protection and promotion of human rights is inseparably related with the good governance and devolution of powers and vice-versa. While the consolidation of good governance strengthens the prospect of respect for human rights, the later significantly contributes to democratize the government institutions.

With this view, KSL has been organizing residential programs for students and interactive dialogue of academicians on Economic, Social and Development Rights. Since 2005 the program has been organized in coordination with SALS Forum and DIHR since 2007, has been transformed into a platform of law students and professors from South Asian region. The platform provides an opportunity for young law students and teachers to deeply understand the significance of economic and social rights and their relationship with good governance in order to address the problem of exclusion of vast majority of population in the region. Programs in the past have made significant outcomes, which can be outlined as follows:

1) Students have developed a tremendous sense of social responsiveness, and pro-activism towards protection and promotion of socio-economic rights of people. This has been evident from the enthusiasm of students to participate in civic education of grassroots communities. In 2005, KSL students organized a series of activities such as research on social responsiveness of the media in Nepal, democracy orientation for secondary school students, filing of public interest litigation against exploitation of child workers, and the education of youths and students on constituent assembly to name a few.

2) A regional hub of law students, faculties and rights activists has been established through ESDR Alumnus, which will be beneficial for regional collaboration on promoting Socio Economic and Development Rights, and Good Governance.

Objective

Promotion of increased regional academic and professional discussions on issues of good governance and its relation with economic, social and development rights;
Promotion of research and consistent dialogue on human rights (economic and social rights in particular), inclusive democracy and good governance in academic institutions in the region targeting students, faculties, government experts and activists at the South Asian regional level;
Development of a regional platform for academics and professionals for discussion on human rights (economic and social rights in particular), inclusive democracy and good governance;
Enhancement of intellectual capacity building and human resource on these issues, with a view to assist in the process of constitution making in context of Nepal.

Selection of the participants (Eligibility)

Young students (Preferably law students) from SAARC region or abroad, who have interest in the area of Human Rights Good Governance any issue related to Economic, Social and Development Rights are eligible to apply for the course. Additionally, interested personnel in legal field, individual or representative from the institutions working in the related area are also encouraged to apply.
Selection of participants is carried out on the basis of their knowledge, interest, and motivation on the course.

Curriculum 

In depth and extensive curriculum is developed by experts in various aspects of Socio economic and Development Rights,Human Rights and Good Governance. The curriculum is designed as a short term diploma course.
Resource Persons 
National and International experts on Socio Economic Rights and Good Governance facilitate the program. International experts are invited for the program from regional and international academic arena.

Methodology
   - Preliminary Orientation
   - Field Research
   - Country Presentation by Students and Comments from Professors
   - Workshop Discussion and Presentation of Findings
   -  Plenary
   -  Expert’s Presentation/ Brainstorming
   - Interaction and Discussion
   - Group Exercise
   - Preparation of Report
   - Examination and Evaluation

Course Certification 
Participants are certified for participating in the regional residential school at the end of the program.
Selected students from the final evaluation of the program are granted ‘Diploma Certificate’.

Available Facilities 
Residential school serves with library facilities with books and reference materials on related issues of Socio Economic and Development Rights and Good Governance. It also provides an online internet facility for the participants. The School also offers First Aid facility to the participants.
 
12th International Winter Residential School on Economic, Social and Development Rights, “ South Asia - China Connectivity for Regional Economic Social Development” On behalf of Kathmandu School of Law, International Law & Relation Study Center would like to cordially invite all legal professionals, academicians, Lawyers, professors & lecturers to the 12th International Winter Residential School on Economic, Social and Development Rights, “ South Asia - China Connectivity for Regional Economic Social Development”
This year’s ESDR Residential School is scheduled 24th October– 13th November 2017 in Kathmandu, it will be a quintessential academic platform bringing all legal professionals in teaching session of ESDR mainly from the developing Global South.

Contact
International Law and Relations Study Center 
Kathmandu School of Law, Suryabinayak-4, Bhaktapur
Email : ilrsc@ksl.edu.np, ilrscksl@gmail.com