Overview for Expanding Horizons Of Human Rights
Human right have been the focus of study since ancient times as we find mentions of human right in the Babylonian Cods of Hammurabi, the Juridical rulings of Israeli Sanhedrin, the Islamic legislation and our own Vedic tradition of seeing the opponent’s logic before our own. The English Magna Carta, which stated the political and legal rights of the English people, is referred to as the basis for modern English law. With the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), after World War II, human right issues egan to take a more formal shape as the provisions laid down in DHR became binding on the nations signatories to it. Various international treaties have been signed between different groups of countries on issues like human right, immigrants’ rights extradition, etc. intense political discussion still continuing over the scope and content of economic, social and cultural rights within the ambit of international relations, development and globalization. This book is an edited volume of articles which critically discusses a wide range of topics like history of human rights, gender rights, rights of the indigenous people, dalit rights, civil rights of the refugees, child right, philosophical foundations of human rights, right to information and the rights of third ender. Besides, the papers in this collection also give sights into some empirical issues ike the declining sex ratio and other les emphasized aspects of human rights such as enviroment and human rights, right to live, etc. Moreover, it highlights the role of scientist in upholding human rights, particularly during the war. The book will help in disseminating knowledge of human right and create an awarness in society. It will be highly useful o the students, teachers and researchers in the field of human rights.
Subrata Sankar Bagchi (Editor)
Subrata Sankar Bagchi, Ph.D. in Anthropology, has been teaching for the last 12 years in a college under the University of Calcutta. Before taking up over 4 years In addition, he has conducted research on various topics like the tribes of India, child labour problem, urban marginalisation, methodological issues in fieldwork, qualitative methodology, human rights,etc. He has published several papers in various internationally acclaimed jpurnals. He has also chaired many sessions and presented papers in conferences and seminars