About University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)
Being the Oldest University in Sri Lanka, the University of Colombo carries the legacy to maintain academic excellence in all areas of study with nine faculties with 56 Academic Departments, 7 Institutes and 8 Centres and Units, in pursuit of its motto “Buddhi Sarvathra Bhrajate”, Sanskrit for “Wisdom Enlightens”. With a proud history of over 115 years, it continues in its endeavour to meet the challenge of maintaining its position as the “Metropolitan University, Modern and International in Outlook and Character”. The complex of the University, located in the heart of the capital city of Colombo has enchanting features.
About Faculty of Law, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)
The Faculty of Law of the University of Colombo is the only Faculty of Law in the entire University system of Sri Lanka. The Department of Law was established in July 1947. The Faculty of Law has three Departments, Department of Public and International Law, Department of Private and Comparative Law and Department of Commercial Law, along with the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. The main objective of legal education in the Faculty of Law has been not only to teach its students what the law is but also, and importantly, to teach them what the law ought to be. Apart from this students are trained in various skills required for the legal profession. It is not a place where only knowledge is imparted; it is a place where students are educated to develop a habit of mind which will enable them to search for the truth. They should contribute to the rule of law and be responsible citizens with social sympathy and with proper attitude to serve their motherland which has provided a lot for them to obtain this education. The Faculty of Law concentrates not only on transmission of legal knowledge but inculcates contemporary perspective towards Human Rights.
The Centre for the Study of Human Rights (CSHR) (Sri Lanka)
The CSHR is an educational and research centre attached to the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Its mandate is to conduct and facilitate human rights education and research programmes for the university community and the community at large. The CSHR carries out human rights based multi-disciplinary programmes and projects under its mandate of human rights education and research in its four identified areas of work, which are: Human Rights Education, Research, Capacity Building and Knowledge Services, which are accessible to diverse groups of persons. Currently it offers many educational programmes ranging from certificate courses to a Masters Degree in Human Rights and Democratization and has collaboration with regional Universities in the Asia Pacific region.
Events in Collaboration
International Conference on “Legal Dimensions of Human Rights in the Technological Realm”
First Anniversary of Academic ties of Marathwada Mitra Mandal's Shankarrao Chavan Law College, Pune India & University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Research in Collaboration
Asst. Prof. Sourabh Ubale – I/C, International Collaborations, MM SCLC, Pune INDIA
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