1077 | Gender, Human Rights & Law

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • 1077
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
  • III, V
  • Mar 2021
  • Elective Course

The Course is designed to offer curious students a broad overview on gender and how gender operates in the realms of human rights and law. As a warning- the focus is quite heavily on feminism and women’s rights. However, there are also readings on masculinities and queer theory. By its very nature, this is an interdisciplinary course and guest lecturers would include persons who are not trained in law. It is hoped that learnings would take place within and outside the classroom. Pedagogy The Course is meant to address both theoretical and practical concerns. While in the first two weeks, the focus is on theory through lectures and group discussions on circulated articles, the second part moves on to critiques and contributions by encouraging horizontal learnings as well.

The main classroom tools which may be used are-

· Lectures

· Discussions/ Panel discussion on articles depending on class size

· Presentations on case law and case studies

· Reports of personal experiences by students

· Film reviewing

· In house seminars/ workshops/ webinars etc


Dr. Sarasu Esther Thomas

Professor of Law