World of Human Rights (The)

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Overview

  • Author :Jhumpa Mukherjee
  • Year of Publication :2014
  • ISBN: :9789351250982
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: X, 132
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Human Rights, Law, Political Science

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About the Book :

The post-cold war international system is marked by a renewed interest in human rights. With new humanitarian crises and newer patterns of human rights violations, national and international agencies have felt the need for a better understanding and protection of human rights. The recent spurt in social movements are an attempt to reinforce consciousness and awareness of potential violations in different fields, so much so that these movements on issues of environment, gender, tribal rights, peace, dalits have one thing in common—violation of rights of these segments. With growing awareness, the concept of human rights has taken the shape of a full-fledged discipline today. The present book is an attempt to systematically combine the different concepts, mechanisms and emergent issues in human rights in a lucid manner to cater to the needs of graduate and post-graduate students as well as NGOs and persons interested in human rights issues.
The book highlights:
• The concept, evolution and role of UN in promoting human rights and duties;
• The whole gamut of international, regional and national institutional arrangements for protection of human rights;
• The state of human rights protection of the two most vulnerable segment of the society—the children and the aged;
• Emerging trends in human rights.


About Author :

Jhumpa Mukherjee, M.A. (Gold Medalist), PhD is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at St. Xaviers College, Kolkata. She is a member of the Centre for Decentralization and Rural Development, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. She has published articles on Contemporary social and political issues in nationally acclaimed journals and has participated in national seminars. Her areas of research interest include South Asian Politics, Human Rights, and multicultural governance in federal systems.