Overview for Encyclopaedia of Human Rights (In 5 Volumes)
Encyclopaedia of Human Rights covers the vast field of human rights at all levels, i.e. national, regional and international. It provides the readers with understanding of the vast expanse of the subject on one hand and on the other hand all important texts associated with human rights. No doubt, since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948, human rights as a subject area has received an unprecedented level of global attention and support. Women, children, disabled persons, minorities, indigenous peoples, refugees, migrant workers and other vulnerable groups of contemporary societies now possess rights that protect them from discriminatory practices. Rights have been extended through ground breaking United Nations General Assembly decisions that have gradually established their universality, indivisibility and interrelatedness with development and democratization. This encyclopaedia provides the readers with best possible interface of international, regional and national laws on human rights for the first time. The Indian human rights laws could be seen and understood in the international and regional context and vice-versa and exposes the reader to the latest in the field.
P C Sinha (Editor)
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