Human Rights and Peace

TitleHuman Rights and Peace
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleIdeas, Laws, Institutions and Movements
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsSingh, UK
Number of Pages364 pp.
PublisherSAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
CityLos Angeles
ISBN Number9788178298849
Accession Number1391

Human Rights and Peace: Ideas, Laws, institutions and Movements redefines the ambit of peace, presenting a radically different perspective of looking at its relationship with human rights. It deals with the transformation of both the definition and practice of peace, showing how it has now taken the domain of human rights into its fold.
Through experiential articles on the themes of ideas, laws, institutions, and movements, this collection reveals how people's struggles against specific forms of institutionalised violence take the form of calls for peace. It brings together hitherto unpublished writings on peace and human rights. It also includes some rare articles extracted from landmark published pieces.
This book is an insightful resource for students and researchers of peace studies, human rights, politics and international relations. It is also an invaluable idea bank for activists, think tanks and policy makers who seek to understand the evolving paradigm of peace and human rights.Overview of the content:Ideas and Visions Introduction - Anupama Roy
Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace  - United Nations General Assembly Resolution
The Human Right to Peace Peace Declaration by the Director-General of UNESCO In Life, In Death - Ranabir Samaddar
SAARC in 2020: The Dream, the Nightmare and the Wake-up Call - Rubina Saigol
Archiving Disquiet: Feminist Praxis and the Nation-State - Uma Chakravarti
Democracy in Search of Dignity - Gopal Guru
On Liberation: Biography of a Consciousness - Manoranjan MohantyEncountering Undemocratic Laws Introduction - Bikram Jeet Batra
POTA and Beyond: The Silent Erosion - Ujjwal Kumar Singh
Gendered Face of Extraordinary Powers in North-East India - Paula Banerjee
Dalit Lynching at Dulina: Cow-Protection, Caste and Communalism People's Union for Democratic Rights
War in the Heart of India Independent Citizens' Initiative Borders in the Mind: Bangladeshis, a Nowhere Policy for a Nowhere People - Pamela PhiliposeRights, Movements and Institutions
Introduction - Ajay Gudavarthy
The Concept of Civil Liberties - Ram Manohar Lohia
Terrorism, State Terrorism and Democratic Rights - Randhir Singh
Human Rights Movement(s) in India: State, Civil Society and Beyond - Ajay Gudavarthy
Reduced to Ashes: The Insurgency and Human Rights in Punjab - Ram Narayan Kumar
The Punjab Mass Cremations Case: A Postscript - Ashok Aggarwal
National Human Rights Commissions and Internally Displaced Persons: The Sri Lankan Experience - Mario Gomez

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