Overview for Human Rights in India
Protection of fundamental human rights has always been accorded a prominent place in the Indian constitution. However, most laws aimed at securing human rights have been hamstrung by tardy implementation. General apathy towards human rights violations has also contributed, in large measure, to their persistent occurrence. The essays in this volume evaluate the direction of human rights theory and practice in India from an interdisciplinary perspective. Human Rights in India explores diverse issues such as the rights of the tribal peoples, prisoners and refugees, the constitutional context of human rights, human rights education, feminist perspectives, and the role of the media. The functioning of different human rights organizations in the country, and the National Human Rights Commission has also been put under scrutiny. C.J. Nirmal concludes the volume by outlining an agenda for future human rights policies in India. This volume provides a broader understanding of the ideological foundations of human rights laws and the practical difficulties in their effective implementation. It will be useful for legal academics, activists, NGOs and the interested lay reader.
Chiranjivi J. Nirmal (Author)
Chiranjivi J. Nirmal is Director of the Institute of Indian and International Studies, Madras and Professor of History at the Centre for Research on New International Economic Order, Chennai.