Paper 3 has been removed from NET from 2018 (Notification)- now paper 2 and 3 syllabus is included in paper 2
NTA (UGC) NET June-December 2018 Syllabus for Human Rights and Duties
NTA (UGC) NET Human Rights and Duties Syllabus 2012
Code No. 92
Subject: Human Rights and Duties
- There will be two question papers. NTA (UGC) NET HRD Paper II NTA (UGC) NET HRD Paper III.
- Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
- Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.
NTA (UGC) NET HRD Paper II and Paper III (Parts a & B)
- The Basic Concepts: Individual, Group, State, Civil Society, Liberty, Freedom, Equality, Justice, Violence, Counter Violence.
- Human Values: Humanity, Compassion, Virtues.
- Indian Concepts: Raj Neeti, Lok Neeti, Danda Neeti, Nyaya, Dharma.
- Liberal Perspective: Locke, Rousseau, Thdmas Paine, J. S. Mill, A. V Dicey.
- Marxian Perspective: Marx, Gramsci, Rosa Luxemberg.
- Critical Theory: Horbeumors.
- Feminist Perspective: Gender specificity, Patriarchy, Private and Public independent and inter-dependent individual.
- Gandhian Perspective (Ruskin, Thoreau, Tolstoy): State, Power, Swaraj, Rights and Duties.
- Dalit Perspective: Phule, Narayna Guru, Ambedkar. Amartya Sen: Development as Freedom.
- Natural Rights and Human Duties: Origins and Evolution
- Civil and Political Rights-Individual vis-a-vis Society and State, the contribution of Magna Carta, American Bill of Rights, the French Revolution and its Goals of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity Marxist Revolutions, Anti-colonial Movements, Non-violent-Freedom Movement in India.
- Constitutional Enshrinement of the Human Rights of Citizens in the Western Countries and Entailing Duties.
- Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) -International Standards Setting.
- Impact of the UDHR on the Constitutions of the ‘New’ States.
- Elaboration of Human Rights: International Human Rights Conventions-Debate and Emphasis on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights of Man (East vs West; Developing Countries vs Developed Countries).
- International Conventions on Civil and Political Rights, Social, Economic and Cultural Rights and Responsibilities.
- Universal Declaration of Human Responsibilities.
- Helsinki Declaration
- International Conventions and Declarations Relating to specific:
- Groups-Women, Child, Indigenous People, Minorities, Refugees.
- Rights-Religious Freedom, Torture, Development, Racial Discrimination, Sexual Discrimination.
- “Third Generation of Human Rights” Collective Rights or Solidarity Rights.
- Society, Economy, Polity, Religion and Culture-their Inter-relationship
- Impact of Social Structure on Human Behaviour; Role of Socialization in Human Values, Human Rights and Duties.
- Science and Technology, Modernization, Globalization and Dehumanization.
- Social Stratification: Racial and Caste Prejudice and Discrimination; Human Rights Issues of Weaker Sections and Ethnic Minorities.
- Gender: Gender Discrimination, Domestic Violence and Rape.
- Children: Child Abuse, Child Labour, Street Children.
- Social Structure and Social Problems: Social and Communal Conflicts and Social Harmony.
- Rural Poverty, Unemployment, Bonded Labour.
- Urban Poverty, Slums, Lack of Basic Civil Services, Prostitution.
- Migrant Workers and Human Rights Violations, Human Rights of Mentally and Physically Handicapped.
- Environmental Degradation and Rights of Current vs Future Generate as.
- State, Individual liberty, freedom and democracy.
- The changing nature of State with special reference to the developing countries:
- Soft State, Interventionist State, Welfare State, Repressive State.
- Political Regimes and Human Rights in developed as well as developing countries.
- Human Rights and International Politics: Emergence of a new global order-Tehran Conference (1968) -Vienna Conference (1993) -Human Rights, Environmental Degradation and Underdevelopment.
- International Humanitarian Law: Geneva Conventions-International Red Cross Society-Refugee Protection and the Role of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-International Tribunals (Rwanda and former Yugoslavia) and the International Criminal Court.
- International Intervention: The question of Nation-State, Citizenship and Sovereignty.
- Right of. Self-determination: Autonomous Movements, Secessionist Movements, Terrorist Movements and Transnational Terrorism.
- Grassroots Movements and Human Rights.
- Universal Human Rights: Context and the Concerns Universal Declaration of Human Rights International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Option Protocol.
- International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination.
- Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment and punishment.
- The UN Convention on the protection of the Rights migrant workers-Indigenous People's Rights-Human Rights of Refugees.
- Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women. Convention on Rights of Child.
- African Charter-European and Inter-American Convention as Human Rights. Islamic Declaration of Human Rights.
- UN Organs:
- UN Commission of Human Rights.
- UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).
- UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).
- UN Commission on the Status of Women.
- International Labour Organization (ILO).
- UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- European Commission on Human Rights.
- Humanitarian Law
- Universal Human Rights: Changing World Order
- Models of Development: Growth Approach, Basic Needs Approach, Sustainable Human Development, Development as Freedom.
- Globalization and Human Rights: Dynamics of Globalization, Emergence of Market Forces, Assertion of Civil Society, Retreat of State, Privatization, Liberalization, Emergence of Information Age.
- Economic Growth Strategies (Developing Countries): Implications for Poverty, Employment, Planned Development and Social Inequality.
- World Trade Organization: Implication for Human Rights Impact on Developing Countries with special reference to India; DSM (Dispute Settlement Mechanism).
- Intellectual Property Rights: Patents Law, Bio-diversity Convention, Agenda 21, Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPRs), Trade Related International Investment Measures (TRIMs), General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), Agreement on Agriculture (AOA).
- Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Human Rights Situation in Developing Countries.
- International Labour Organization (ILO), Conventions and Standards for Human Rights and Quality of Life.
- Right to Development: The Third World Concerns, Working Group Recommendations, UNDP-initiatives.
- State and Development of the Marginahzed/Disadvantaged Groups in India: The Poor, the Unemployed and the Socially Dislocated People.
- Minimum Wages Act-Problems of Implementation, Right to Security of Food, Health and Education.
- New Social Movements, Democratic Struggles and Human Rights.
- Concepts of Development, Underdevelopment and Social Action.
- Need for Collective Action in Developing Societies and Methods of Social Action.
- Social Movements: Political, Social and Religious Reform.
- Agrarian and Peasant Movements.
- Backward Class, Dalit and Women Movements.
- Ecological and Environment Movements.
- Non-Government Organisations (NGOs): Structure, Functions and Problems.
- NGOs and Human Rights Movements: Amnesty International, Asia Watch, International Committee of Red Cross.
- NGOs and Human Rights in India: Land, Water and Forest Issues.
- Human Rights Movement: People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), People's Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) and other Civil and Democratic Rights Organization in India.
- Indian Civilization: Change and Continuity.
- Indian Constitution: Freedom Movement.
- Indian Constitution: Sociological Foundation.
- Constitutional Vision of role of the State.
- Constitutional Vision of Freedom: Fundamental Rights.
- Constitutional Vision of Justice: Directive Principles of State Policy.
- Constitutional Amendments.
- Constitution: Human Duties.
- Judicial Interpretations: Landmark Judgements.
- Constitutional Review: The Contemporary Debates.
- Constitutional Governance: State of Rule of Law.
- Constitutional Organs: Inter and intra-relationships/conflict and cooperation.
- Fundamental Rights and Repressive Laws: Preventive Detention, MISA, NASA, TADA, Armed Force Special Power Act and Criminal Law Amendment.
- Imposition of National Emergency: The Societal Experience.
- The Criminal Justice System: Crime, Punishment and Human Rights with special reference-IPC & CRPC and Indian Evidence Act.
- The Directive Principles of State Policy: The Question of Effectiveness and Enforcement.
- Judicial Activism: Public Interest Litigation.
- Legislation for the Weaker Sections: The Question of Enforcement.
- Law Enforcing Agencies: Police, military, Para-military-emerging experience.
- Human Rights Enforcement: NHRC, State Human Rights Commissions, Human Rights Courts.
- Human Rights Education: Problems and Prospects.
- Inter-relativity of Human Rights and Responsibilities.
- Diverse Perspectives of Human Rights, Revolution of Rising Aspirations and Needs of the Peoples Worldover.
- Challenging problems in the areas of the Right of self-determination of peoples; the Protection of Minorities; the Rights of Indigenous peoples; the Rights of Women and the Child, Freedom from Torture; Freedom from Pollution, Freedom from any Discrimination.
- The Problems of the Right to-Development; the Problems of the Right to Clean Environment; the Problems of the Right to Racial Discrimination.
- Freedom from Sexual Discrimination and Harassment.
- Protection of Refugees and of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
- Right to Life and the Basic Needs-Food, Water, Health, Housing and Education.
- Right to Information.
- Assertion of the Identity of Ethnic Groups.
- Universal Entitlement of People to Democracy as a Legitimate form of Government.
- Duties and Rights: State Duties and the Duties of other Entities Exercising Authority.
- Retreat of the Nation-State.
- Science, Technology, and Human Rights and Duties.
- Need of Spelling out Human Duties and Eternal Human Values.