Human Rights Law

Human Rights Law Interview questions. We have listed some important interview questions on Human Rights Law to help you for your next job interview in Law.

Q.1 How you will manage the sensitive data related to human rights for a client?
Data related to human rights is utmost sensitive and hence, needs high security and privacy. Role based access is provided to employees in the organization which refers to provisioning of the data access to the employee as per their role. The specific data access level is determined and granted to specific employees whom they use to access the data. Data monitoring and audit are also conducted.
Q.2 What has been your experience with new technologies in human rights domain?
Human rights laws and legal cases have seen the emergence and impact of new technologies for addressing human rights violations by different technological modes namely WhatsApp, e-mail, videoconferencing like Google teams, Zoom call, etc has not only increased the reach of arms of law but also provided a ray of hope to the human rights victim to be heard and their victimisation being resolved. I not only use these technologies but have also imparted training on them to victims and colleagues.
Q.3 What are current technologies you dealt with in human rights domain?
I have used various current technologies for information sharing, connecting to victims and colleagues located in different time zones and places. I have also trained human rights victims in usage and maintenance of these technologies so as to better address their human rights violations.
Q.4 What do you think of most important role of a human rights legal officer?
As human rights legal officer the most important role is to provide a sound and effective legal advice related to human rights to human rights victims or the NGO OR non-governmental organisation. Human rights legal officers are mainly engaged in researching human rights law to give advice for specific cases. They are also responsible to draft and review agreements, and settlements for court proceedings.
Q.5 How do you see yourself in next five year in human rights domain?
I anticipate a bright future as I will be enhancing my human rights law related skills and knowledge in the domain by adding new technologies as needed by my organization for being knowledgeable. New communication technologies will be of immense help to broad base my human rights skills.
Q.6 What is the impact of human rights protection on a company or country?
A company or country is recognized by its focus on human rights, ease of living and human rights index which has a profound effect on the image. Hence, human rights needs to be protected at all costs for maintain the image and provide opportunities to all as well as address human rights violations. Human rights impact in short and long term as, the short term impact leads to rise in human rights violations and persecution and long term impact is loss of image on global stage.
Q.7 How will you manage subordinates in your human rights legal team?
Any human rights related work requires a team effort and managing subordinates becomes important to ensure smooth working of human rights related work. Subordinates are managed depending upon their skills and their contribution in the team thus making easier for team management. Also team motivation is the primary focus in team management to make the team work as a single unit.
Q.8 How do you maintain discipline in your human rights legal team?
Discipline is the basis of an effective team hence, discipline maintenance is essential. All team members are made aware of the HR rules and regulatory laws for the same. Further any disciplinary action is discussed with team member in private.
Q.9 What tasks are performed by a human rights legal officer?
A human rights legal officer undertakes various tasks which usually include drafting, reviewing and negotiating human rights legal cases as well as filing and prosecution if needed.
Q.10 How do you assign goals to your human rights legal team?
Human rights are a team effort as it involves enormous tasks for execution. I at first design and develop goals as per SMART approach and allocate them to team members considering their skills and past performance.
Q.11 Why you are suitable as human rights legal officer?
As a human rights legal officer, I am having extensive experience in legal advice as well as drafting and reviewing agreements for human rights. I also possess requisite skills for crucial to human rights which include communication, empathetic and coping under pressure.
Q.12 Do you feel satisfied with your role as human rights legal officer?
I feel satisfied as human rights legal officer as I am able to provide effective legal advice for protection of human rights as well as successfully perform drafting and reviewing agreements wherever applicable.
Q.13 How to be updated of new trends in human rights domain?
Intellectual property rights have been impacted due to new technologies especially the communication technologies and the internet involving WhatsApp, Facebook, Video conferencing etc. New laws on a local, global or national are also passed which needs to be reviewed as well as important cases and judgements by courts are of prime importance. I regularly check new laws being passed for human rights and cases being settled by courts for human rights by subscribing to legal news updates, seminars and conferences as available.
Q.14 What is your greatest work-related accomplishment in human rights domain?
My greatest work-related accomplishment in human rights has been the successful drafting, prosecution and negotiation for an employee case where human rights were violated by the employer by following unfair labour practices.
Q.15 What are your strengths as a human rights legal officer?
As a human rights legal officer I am having extensive experience in giving legal advice as well as drafting and prosecution for all human rights related cases. I also have the requisite managerial skills for human rights and related legal work.
Q.16 How will you manage conflict in your human rights legal team?
Disagreements lead to conflicts amongst the team members. As per the situation applicable, I apply conflict management technique like collaborating, forcing, accommodating or compromising after identifying the basis for disagreements.
Q.17 How to manage underperformance by subordinates in your human rights legal team?
Under performance is primarily a result of some inefficiency hence, I try to identify it first. Further, as subordinates may lack experience hence; their feedback is also considered before deciding to address the issue of underperformance.
Q.18 How to prioritize human rights related legal tasks?
Human rights related legal matters involve multiple tasks to be accomplished on daily basis. Hence all tasks needs to be prioritized. I prioritize tasks depending upon the tasks relevance, urgency, cost involved and resource availability.
Q.19 How you delegate tasks to subordinates in your human rights legal team?
Task delegation to subordinates is done as per their skill level, availability and past performance.
Q.20 How do you organize the paper work for human rights related legal matters?
Human rights related legal matter involves lots of hard copy documents to be managed like rulings, filings, receipts, etc. We reduce the work load by using electronic data. Proper document organization helps us to organize information related to human rights.
Q.21 How do you manage your time for human rights related legal tasks?
Time is precious and hence is to be managed at first. I use simple time management techniques like using to do lists, being aware of time wasters and optimizing work environment
Q.22 Did you fail to achieve any goal as human rights legal officer?
Yes, there was an instance when I failed to achieve the defined goals as human rights legal officer. I had planned for using automating the related legal case search process and for which all arrangements in the office were completed within time and budget. But, due to COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown was enforced halting the roll out. After lifting of the lockdown we were able to achieve the specified goals and implemented the automation.
Q.23 How do human rights can trigger change in an organization?
Intellectual property rights involves not only protecting your own products, brands, etc but also implementing processes and procedures for being competitive. These processes usually involve changes to be made I working of the company. Hence, planning and implementation of the change is undertaken involving all stakeholders and then the change is implemented following change management principles, etc.
Q.24 Why do you want to work as human rights legal officer at this company?
Working as human rights legal officer at this company offers me more many avenues of growth and enhance my human rights related legal skills. Your company has been in the domain of drafting and reviewing of contracts, agreements, and settlements related to human rights on national and international level and hence offering opportunities for future growth in legal advice on human rights. Also considering my education, skills and experience I see myself, more apt for the post.
Q.25 Why do you want the human rights legal officer job?
I want the human rights legal officer job as I am passionate about protecting human rights, giving legal advice by using new technologies.
Q.26 What is the basis of human rights as defined by UDHR?
UDHR expands to Universal Declaration of Human Rights, was an international effort for spread and acceptance of human rights by countries across the globe. Universal Declaration of Human Rights defined the human rights as an essential right and it was based on the inherent dignity of an individual human being.
Q.27 What does universal characteristic of human rights emphasize?
The universal characteristic of human rights focuses on non-exclusivity of human rights as it is not to be regarded as a monopoly or fiefdom of only a select few who belong to a privileged class of people
Q.28 When did the Great Charter was granted?
The Great Charter is popularly called as Magna Carta and it refers to the royal charter of rights which was agreed by the King John of England. The Great Charter was granted in June 15, 1215
Q.29 What declaration took place in 1776?
The American Declaration of Independence took place in 1776 and it emphasized the individual rights, with all men being created equal and the civic duties of the individual.
Q.30 When was the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was an global acceptance towards the human rights, by many countries. The UDHR or Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948
Q.31 What does having law in the society, achieves?
Law brings order to a society. Having law in the society helps a society to regulate the relations between men, to alleviate the intensity of conflicts and promote peace by keeping everything in order and listing dos and don’ts wherein don’ts are punishable.
Q.32 What are the main factors which restrain equality?
Maintaining equality in a society is the ultimate aim of law so as to maintain equanimity amongst varied groups in a society. But various factors hinder equality which usually is due to cultural, political and economic factors.
Q.33 What is needed for perfect justice?
Perfect justice is the ultimate aim for legal professionals so as to maintain harmony in the society. Perfect justice requires various aspects to be maintained and protected which includes equality, morality and ethics
Q.34 What can be claimed by a right holder?
A right holder can lay claim to the bearer of the correlative duty, exercising a right and the object of right.
Q.35 Universal Declaration of Human Rights gives which rights to human rights defenders?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an international agreement for human rights and provides various rights to human rights defenders which includes to meet or assemble peacefully, to seek, obtain, receive and hold information relating to human rights and to conduct human rights work individually and in association with others.
Q.36 List the state duties as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights being an international agreement for human rights mandates specific duties to all its state members which includes, to provide an effective remedy for persons who claim to have been victims of a human rights violation, conduct prompt and impartial investigations of alleged violations of human rights and ensure that all persons under its jurisdiction are able to enjoy all social, economic, political and other rights and freedoms in practice
Q.37 Which duty is mandated for each person by the State as per the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been implemented and agreed by many countries as an international agreement for human rights which enlists specifies duties for each person by the State which includes to obey the law and other legal commands of the state, render the services in civil and military affairs whenever required by the state for its defence and pay the taxes established by law for public purposes.
Q.38 Explain the role of Trusteeship council of UN
The Trusteeship council of UN or United Nations has all the five members of the Security Council. The Trusteeship council is responsible to promote harmonious relations among the people of dependent territories, make the territories independent and decolonizing all the territories.
Q.39 What is included in the Right to Freedom?
The Right to Freedom is one of the basic human rights to be provided and includes the freedom of speech and expression, freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of movement throughout the territory of India.
Q.40 List the rights which are not in Part III of the Constitution as Fundamental Right but all of them to be considered as fundamental by Supreme Court
Specific rights listed as in Part III of the Constitution as Fundamental Right includes mainly right to equality, freedom, life, etc but do not include few rights which are upheld by the Supreme Court as fundamental which are right to privacy, to travel abroad and speedy trial.
Q.41 The Chairman of the State Human Rights Commission should be
The Chairman of the State Human Rights Commission or SHRC are nominated by the government and should either be Chief Justice of a High Court or Judge of a High Court in the state or District Judge in the State
Q.42 NCSC works for
NCSC expands to National Commission for Scheduled Castes and it works for downtrodden and specific social classes which are scheduled caste, dalits and Harijans.
Q.43 An NGO in India can do
An NGO or non-governmental organisation is not run by the government and is independent but can do specific tasks which includes running educational institutions, fighting for the protection of human rights and providing medical assistance
Q.44 Definition for an refugee does not includes
A refugee definition does not include a spy, tourist or illegal economic migrant.
Q.45 What does the NHRC do in India?
NHRC expands to National Human Rights Commission of India and is a public institution for protection of human rights. NHRC can intervene in any proceeding involving any allegation of violation of human rights pending before a court, visit any jail or other institution under the control of the State Government, where persons are detained or lodged for purposes of treatment, reformation or protection, for the study of the living conditions of the inmates and make recommendations and also review the safeguards provided by or under the Constitution or any law for the time being in force for the protection of human rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation.
Q.46 Which values will regulate the behavior of individuals?
Behavior of individuals can be influenced and regulated by making them aware of the basic values which include conformity, significance of dignity for human rights and treating with utmost respect.
Q.47 The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties came into effect, in
The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties is a global agreement which has been agreed internationally to regulate treaties between states. The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties came into effect in 1980.
Q.48 List the provisions or agreements which bind member countries for implementation of norms by a legislation.
States or member countries are bounded for implementation of norms by legislation by using a covenant
Q.49 The International Court of Justice is located in
Hague, is the place of location of the International Court of Justice
Q.50 UDHR defines human rights on the basis of
UDHR expands to Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is international document agreed by many countries internationally. UDHR does not uses a written constitution to define human rights but uses inherent dignity of the human person as the basis of human rights.
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