Human rights for the incarcerated population

Institution: University of Ottawa (FTX147B)
Category: Faculty of Law
Language: English

Course Description

The broad overview of the course would include an introduction to human rights law, and the manner in which the incarcerated population, considering their unique vulnerable standing are specifically and differently affected in our societies. The underlying premise of the course is to sensitize students about the human rights obligations and violations that occur in our territory.
The mini-course would cover the following components:
1. An introduction to human rights law
2. Brief overview of the human rights concerns of the incarcerated population
3. Legal framework - Charter rights and human rights legislations in Canada
4. Judicial decisions and its impact on lived realities of the incarcerated population