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A. P. Vijapur & Kumar Suresh (Edited)


The Post-World War history of national and international governance is predominantly marked by the concerns of promoting the universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all without distinction of any kind. The UN role in setting norms and standards (through many human rights instruments in the last fifty years) and evolving procedures and mechanisms to secure the implementation of human rights is both historic and revolutionaly. This process of internationalization and globalization of the concept of human rights has had great impact on the constitution-making and nation building process in India and other newly emerging states. Despite genuine efforts by national and international machinery, human rights message in not reaching to the vulnerable groups like dalits, women, children, bonded labourers, tribals and minorities. The complex social norms and practices, besides political-legal compulsions, come in the way of ensuring human rights of all individuals.

The year 1998 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The theme of the anniversary "All Human Rights for All" -- highlighted the univerasality, the indivisibility and interrelationship of all human rights. The papers in the book represent a collective effort to provide different perspectives on a wide range of human rights issues by scholars, academics, jurists, activists and bureaucrats. This remarkable compendium, in each of its papers, contains ideas, arguments and analyses on different human rights issues.

Manak Publications, New Delhi: 1999
ISBN 81-86562-80-X Rs.750/-

Contents :

1. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights-A Cornerstone of Modern Human Rights Regime - Abdulrahim P. Vijapur.
2. Human Rights-An Historical and Developmental Perspective. - A.K. Merchant
3. Multiculturalism, Federalism and the Agenda of Human Rights. - Kumar Suresh
4. Human Rights Movements in Modern India. - Jaytilak Guha Roy
5. Judiciary and the Protection of the Rights of the Minorities in India. - M.R. Kazimi
6. Role of Judiciary in the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights-The Indian Experience. - Ajay Kumar Singh
7. The Rights of Equality,Life and Liberty under the Constitution of India. - Sanjay Joshi
8. Political Violence in India:Implications for Human Rights. - K. Savitri
9. Dowry-related Crimes:Violation of Human Rights - Abha Chauhan
10. Societal Violation of Human Rights. - R.M. Pal
11. Developmental Issues in Human Rights with Reference to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes. - R.V. Pillai
12. Debate on Minority Rights. - A.S. Narang
13. Freedom of Religion and brief in India. - Abdulrahim P. Vijapur
14. Linguistic Human Rights and Language Planning. - S. Imtiaz Hasnain
15. Educational Backwardness of Muslims-The Human Rights Perspective - Arshi Khan
16. Development Induced Displacement-Violations of Human Rights. - Ambros Pinto, S.J.
17. Human Rights-A Perspective from Environmental Law. - S. Bhatt
18. Growth, Environment and Human Rights in India: An Overview. - Somen Chakraborty
19. Development Perspective & Human Rights. - Subhendu Ranjan Raj
20. Teaching Human Rights-Role of Institutions of Higher Education. - K.P. Saksena
21. Homogenisation, Pluralism and Universalism in Human Rights Education. - B.K. Roy Burman
22. Human Rights Education-Policies, Priorities and Prospects. - G.C. Pal
23. Rights of Refugees with Reference to Rights to Education. - T.N. Giri







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