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Human Rights

Archana Upadhyay,Adil Ul Yasin

ISBN 10: 8187606487 / ISBN 13: 9788187606482
Published by Akansha Publishing House, 2004
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An informative reader that provides basic Knowledge related to the meaning, concept and Nature of human rights and discusses the different approaches and perspectives for their understanding -- universalistic, relativist, feminist, marxist, etc. The Book also discusses the concept of human rights in the specific Indian context: perspectives; Constitutional and Legal framework, steps towards human rights enforcement and the provisions for protecting the rights of women, children, refugees, indigenous people and other particular sections of the society. For a ready reference use, the text of various international declarations of human rights have been reproduced in the book. The concept of "Human Rights" is as Ancient as human civilization. The History of mankind is marked by efforts to ensure respect for the dignity of human beings. Human rights are simply defined as the rights which every human being is entitled to enjoy and to have protected. The struggle for the recognition of human rights and the struggle against political, economic, social and Cultural oppression, against injustice and inequalities, have been an integral part of the history of all human societies. This compilation has been worked out with a view to making major human rights documents accessible to the Large Body of personnel involved in various sectors of education policy formulation, curriculum development, Classroom and out-of-class teaching-learning activities to enrich the human rights education programme as the basis for promoting awareness of current issues and controversies relating to human rights. The present book will be useful to all those who are interested in promoting human rights and human rights education. Table of Contents United Nations ord/unesco" Title="unesco">UNESCO e I. HUMAN RIGHTS : DEFINITION AND EVOLUTION OF THE CONCEPT : 1. Meaning, Nature and Development 2. Three Generation Rights 3. Contributors : Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau and Rawls II. APPROACHES AND PERSPECTIVES : 1. Universalistic and Relativist Approaches 2. Feminist and Marxist Perspectives 3. Third World Perspectives, Views of Gandhi III. United Nations and human rights : 1. The UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 2. International Conventions and Covenants and Optional Protocol IV. INDIAN PERSPECTIVE : 1. Human Right in the Indian Tradition 2. Constitutional and Legal Framework 3. Human Rights Enforcement : Human Rights Commissions and Special Commissions for Weaker Sections 4. Human Rights Education : Unesco and Montreal Protocol V. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES: 1. Rights of Women and Child 2. Development Rights and Rights of the Indigenous People 3. Rights of Refugees 4. Human Right and the Challenges of Ethnic Conflicts, Social and Political Violence, Global Terrorism, Environmental Issues Printed Pages: 225. Bookseller Inventory # 62498

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Title: Human Rights

Publisher: Akansha Publishing House

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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