U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Criminal Justice: TheTotal Revision

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  • Author :James Vadackumchery
  • Year of Publication :2012
  • ISBN: :9788180699122
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XIV, 280
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Human Rights, International Studies, Law, Political Science, Sociology

About the Book :

More than long sixty years have elapsed since the United Nations brought out the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR- 1948) with high ideals and concepts for a spectacular new world order. It contained 30 Articles and certainly it needs a revision- a total revision- in the changing and already changed situations. This is an attempt towards that lofty end. Thirty Articles in the UDHR- 1948 have now been revised totally and are 56 in the new text. Human rights justice is a part of the who listic justice and any violation of human rights is a violation of the criminal justice. The author, being a criminologist of international stature, makes an attempt to revise the UDHR- 1948 in criminal justice perspective. The author observes a variety of human rights violations throughout the world and many are seen to take a tolerant attitude to the violations of human rights in the field of criminal justice administration. He asks: Why ? Is it because the Articles in the UDHR- 1948 are sterile and ineffective for their meaningful implementation? Let the international community deliberate over the new draft and precisely, therefore, all human rights activists and every human being will find this book enlightening and educative.

About Author :

James Vadackumchery, Criminologist & Advocate M.A. (Crim.), D.Ph., LL.B., Ph.D., First rank holder for B.A. (Crim.) of Karnatak University and M.A. (Crim.) of Saugor University, 2nd rank holder for LL.B (Law) and D.Ph. examinations; Ph.D. in Criminal Justice (Kerala University), Gold Medalist and National Merit Scholarship Winner (twice).
Authentic author of more than 70 authoritative and research books in the special areas of Police, Crime and Justice and 1200 articles—research and popular - in professional journals, news papers and periodical publications of repute.
Member of many professional organizations; Visiting Professor in universities and institutions of higher learning, research and training including Reserve Bank of India, National Judicial Academy etc.; Member, Board of Studies in Criminology of Karnatak, Calicut and Saugor Universities and State Advisory Board on Correctional Administration,  Member, State Prison Review Committee (Kerala), Consultant to Police Welfare Commission, Public Speaker and Human Rights Activist, Broadcaster over AIR and Telecaster in Indian and International T.V. networks and a constant Consultant to the media (print and electronic) on criminological and human rights issues, Criminologist on the Faculty of the State Police Training College, Thiruvananthapuram for nearly three decades, now a practising lawyer.
Examiner in Universities, Service Commissions and Public Undertakings, Evaluator of research works and theses and supervising teacher for Ph.D. degree in Kerala and Mahatma Gandhi Universities.
A name in the International Dictionary of Biographies of the IBC, Cambridge, the recipient of the Distinguished International Scholar Award for Life time Achievements-2003 of the American Society of Criminology, a name listed in the Limca Book of Records-2006 for authoring most books in crime, police and justice and a personality honoured by the University of Calcutta with Suprabha Deb Gold Medal-2007. Recipient of the Award of Excellence by the Archdiocese of Changanassery, 2007 and a PROFILE viewed by 5 per cent of 200 million people In LinkedIn during 2012.