ISBN 9788178298849,Human Rights and Peace : Ideas, Laws, Institutions and Movements

Human Rights and Peace : Ideas, Laws, Institutions and Movements


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788178298849

ISBN-10 8178298848


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)


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 It brings together hitherto unpublished writings on peace and human rights.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. Table of Contents Series Note Human Rights and Peace : An Introduction UJJWAL KUMAR SINGH I: IDEAS AND VISIONS Introduction ANUPAMA ROY Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION 39/11 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 MOHANTY II: ENCOUNTERING 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 PEOPLES?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 PHILIPOSE III: RIGHTS 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 Consolidated Bibliography Index