M.A. Program

KSL offers one year interdisciplinary M.A. Programs in Human Rights and Conflict and International Humanitarian Law. The programs facilitate the scholars holding Masters’ Degree in any discipline from any accredited university to pursue academic as well as professional career in these areas of study.

The programs aim at generating qualified human resources to contribute in the area of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Laws with a correct concept and essential contents including practical implementation strategies of human rights in general and, in the context of Nepal, in particular. The programs aim to impart knowledge on the contemporary relevance of International Humanitarian Law, practical implementation of human rights norms, humanitarian assistance to conflict victims, monitoring of human right violations, prosecution of heinous war criminals through International Criminal Court with an orientation of different modules of peace building in the context of increasing threat of terrorism and internal conflicts.

KSL has been implementing activities to contribute in conflict transformation and peace-building process through manifold academic means. It considers Human Rights not only a subject of law but also a cross-cutting subject of various disciplines of academic persuasion.

1. M.A. in Conflict and International Humanitarian Laws

This course aims to enhance understanding of the scholars on the contemporary issues and relevance of international humanitarian law; practical implementation of human rights norms; humanitarian assistance to conflict victims; monitoring of human right violations; and prosecution of heinous war criminals through ICC with an orientation to different modules of peace building in the context of increasing threat of terrorism and internal conflicts. On each subject area, practical application of cases and references of different countries will serve as suitable illustrations. This course caters the need of mid- carrier professionals who have carrier interest in UN Human Rights Organisations, UN Peace Keeping Missions and Humanitarian agencies for reporting, recording, investigating and monitoring of human rights violations as well as assisting the conflict victims and providing peace/security during conflict situations.

Subject Coverage
International Humanitarian Laws and Implementation (100 Marks)
International Criminal Law and Court System (100 Marks)
Protection of Women and Children in Armed Conflict (100 marks)
Conflict Resolution (Principles, Norms and Practice)
Report Writing and Field Research (100 Marks)
Dissertation (100 Marks)

2. M.A. in Human Rights

This course aims at building up qualified human resources to contribute in the area of human rights with a correct concept and essential contents including practical implementation strategies of human rights in general and, in the context of Nepal in particular.

Objectives
1) impart comparative understanding of basic concepts, history and theories of human rights imbedded in Eastern and Western values;
2) acquaint students with the international instrument of human rights including interpretation of human rights & implementation mechanism at international/regional/national levels; 
3) generate competent human resource in field of human rights.
4) Subject Coverage
5) Human Rights Standards and Enforcement Mechanisms (100 marks)
6) Economic Social and Cultural Rights (100 marks)
7) Civil and Political Rights (100 marks)
8) Gender and Disadvantaged Groups  (100 marks)
9) Field Research and Reporting  (100 marks)
10) Dissertation (100 marks)