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Human Rights: Concepts and Issues

Kanta Rehman (Author)
Synopsis The concepts of human rights is not new ones as these are moral claims which everyone of us is entitled to have. Besides, these rights have universal acceptance and accessible to all men, women and children without any discrimination based on caste, colour, sex and religion. Its basic objective is to uphold human dignity, equality, and foster liberty and fraternity. This book contains 16 chapters and each chapter elaborates different issues and problems linked with the individual rights on one hand and collective rights on the other hand. This book begins with the historical background of human rights, its various organs and instruments adopted and enforced to promote and protect the human rights of individuals and society at large. This book also highlights on the various theories of human rights and the role of religion in the promotion of welfare of society. This book describes separately about the rights of child, rights of the women and also rights of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and minorities. In this book brief description has been given about regional instruments implemented in America, Europe, Africa and Arab countries to promote the rights of the people.
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About the author

Kanta Rehman

Dr. Kanta Rehman is a faculty member of Indian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi. Her fields of specialization are participatory rural development, community development and human rights. She has also conducted various evaluation studies related to income generating programmes, district primary education programme, and national literacy programme at the grassroots level in rural India. She has done indepth study of urban slum dwellers working as a researcher as well as a coordinator in action work in various slums of Delhi, Calcutta, Madras and Bombay with various national and international level NGOs. She has also written a number of articles and is co-author of various books.

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Title Human Rights: Concepts and Issues
Author Kanta Rehman
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2004
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8171697992
length x+183p.