February 27, 2017
On Saturday 25th February, 2017 at St Josephs College we saw the graduation of 47 students who took part in the diploma course on Human Rights Studies. This diploma course was initiated by SICHREM and works in association with St Josephs Evening College.
The dignitaries on the dias were Chief Guest, Justice John Micheal D’Cunha, a Honorable Judge, High Court of Karnataka, Mathews Philip, Executive Director of SICHREM, Rev. Fr. Maxim Dias S.J the Principal at St Josephs Evening College and by the Rev. Fr. Anthony Joseph, Rector St Josephs Evening College.
All the speeches extolled the importance of Human Rights and the need for the recent graduates to put into practice what they have learnt during the diploma course.
August 21, 2013
Executive Director, SICHREM – Mr. Mathews Philip lighting the lamp at the program. (L to R: Chief Guest: Sri.C.G.Hungund (Retired Judge) and Member of Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC), Mount Carmel College(MCC) – Principal: Sr. Juanita, ED, SICHREM – Mr. Mathews Philip, Vice Principal, MCC – Sr. Arpana)
The Guests on the dais.
Mathews Philip sharing a laugh with the animated audience.
July 19, 2010
Mr Henri Tiphagne came to talk to the students of the Graduate Diploma in Human Rights on Saturday 17th July. The course is run by Sichrem in partnership with St Joseph’s Evening College.
He spoke about human rights in the Indian context. He cited the 4 inalienable rights that constitute human rights as being the rights to life, liberty, equality and dignity. Within each one of those umbrella terms are numerous other rights. For example, the right to equality includes both the rights to status and opportunity.
He also noted that the development of human rights in India has partly been due to international pressure. For example the seminal Protection of Human Rights Act 1993 came about, because the demands of international markets dictated that such an act was necessary.
Mr Tiphagne spoke passionately about the virtues of human rights education. For example, in the context of reservations for ST/SC’s it seems that education is paramount to quell any potential resentment from those who do not benefit from them. We must understand the history of caste subjugation in order to understand the need for reservations. The value of Mr Tiphagne’s talk was that he explained human rights within the context of Indian society and history.
The session provided an invaluable insight into human rights in India and we thank Mr Tiphagne for coming.