About LQF:

LexQuest Foundation is a non-partisan non-profit organization that takes evidence-based, equity-driven measures towards building a peaceful and stable collective future. With a belief in education’s powerful ability to cause profound change, our multifarious efforts primarily aim to safeguard and uphold the universal right to education. We work in close partnerships with educators, legislators, policymakers, and advocates to develop and establish just and resilient systems that facilitate better access to quality education for marginalized groups.

Our vision of a new social contract for education entails creating more conducive learning environments that benefit both students and teachers while promoting means of sustainable coexistence with the ecosystem. To that end, in securing social, economic, and environmental justice, our interdisciplinary and intersectional initiatives engage with grassroots-level problems in urban, semi-urban, and rural settings.

About the Course:

We are pleased to introduce LQF’s Online Certificate Course on Human Rights & Public Policy. Given the importance of Public Policy as a tool to address and resolve a wide array of development issues, it is crucial to analyze the scope and need for putting human rights at the center of the policy agenda in India. This need inspires us to expand the learning horizon under the domain of Public Policy. 

To participate in devising effective policy solutions, it is essential to understand that in the context of Public Policy, human rights don’t refer to mere international sanctions for the protection of rights. Human Rights are the very essence of policy making across the spectrum of diverse development issues. Recognizing this fact led us to highlight the limitations of policy formulation, implementation, and execution in India, which result in and often accentuate the abuse and violation of constitutionally recognized principles of protecting and upholding citizens’ fundamental & human rights. This status quo is either at the root of lousy policymaking or has led to the diminished impact of several policy goals.

In this context, we have curated a Course that moves beyond the theories of Public Policy and puts the focus on scrutiny of some of India’s most well-known and sought-after policies. Through comprehensive explanations, elaborate examples, and case studies, the Course elaborates on the following:

  • How the Indian Constitution recognizes and endorses the protection of all human rights
  • How Policies in India are a tool to uphold citizen rights in various forms
  • The limitations of multiple policies in protecting human rights
  • The necessity to preserve and endorse human rights through the means of Public Policy
  • The limitations of the exclusion of a rights-based approach to policymaking in India
  • Formulation of policies to include the protection of human rights in all our development agendas
  • Discriminatory policies, and how they violate human rights
  • Exclusionary policies, and how they abrogate citizen rights
  • Contemporary rights-based challenges for policymaking in India
  • Consequences of neglecting a rights-based approach in policy formulation and analysis
  • How can policymakers use the rights-based approach for sound policy formulation and implementation
  • The limitations of international and national mechanisms that protect rights vis à vis government policies
  • Improvement of protective mechanisms to put ‘rights’ at the center of all policy goals and outcomes

Duration of the Course: 2.5 Months. You can enroll in the Course and let us know the date from which you wish to begin. We understand your Academic and Work Engagements and have thus adopted this model for your convenience.

Course Outline: Click here to access the Course Outline.

About the Evaluation: The Course involves compulsory and voluntary readings under each of the Modules. To apply the information gained and the perspective built through each Module, the candidates will work on various ongoing projects at our end through customized assignments. These live project assignments will serve as the primary tool for evaluation throughout the Course duration. 

Another feature of the Course is a live interaction session that allows you to assess your understanding through in-person feedback, clarify your doubts, and evaluate your knowledge of the Course material.

Note: The course material (Text Based Modules, and Videos) will be sent to the candidates at regular intervals through email and can be downloaded and studied at the pace the candidate is comfortable with over the chosen period of 2.5 months.

The assignments will also be sent to the candidates through email. 

Who can pursue this Course?

The Course has been curated keeping in mind the students and professionals looking to build a career in Public Policy, professionals who are already a part of the domain of Public Policy and Lawyers who work at the intersection of Law & Public Policy. As an applied field of study highlighting the intersection of human rights and public policy, the Course is highly relevant for individuals looking to build a perspective on a rights-based approach to policy making in India. More specifically, anyone looking to dive deep into the domain of policy formulation, implementation, analysis, and execution in India will benefit significantly from this Course. 

If we have managed to hold your interest this far, here are a few features to help you decide to enroll in this Course:

  • To understand the significance of Human Rights in Public Policy
  • To understand the relevance of interlinking human rights to public policy
  • To learn assessing policies through a rights-based perspective
  • To develop an understanding of a rights-based approach to policy making
  • To gain perspective on the need of putting human rights at the center of policy formulation
  • To analyze policies through the lens of human rights
  • To enhance the skill of comprehensive policy formulation
  • To gain insight into well-envisioned policy implementation
  • To expand the scope of good policy execution and analysis
  • To gain perspective on the need for policy reforms
  • To acknowledge the need for a rights-based approach to policymaking
  • To gain insight into India’s current approach to policymaking on a diverse range of development issues
  • To develop an informed perspective on the scope for policy reforms in India’s current approach to policy making
  • To learn to apply a rights-based approach to policy research, formulation, implementation, and analysis

Donation Amount: INR 4500 

Regarding Scholarship: In case you are unable to afford the aforementioned amount, write to us at courses.lexquest@gmail.com. We provide scholarships on a case to case basis. 

You can register for the Course by filling the form and making the requisite donation through this link.

For any queries, contact us:

Email ID: courses.lexquest@gmail.com

Contact Numbers: +91-11-42421463, +91-9650563263