Author: J S VermaPublisher: Universal Law PublishingYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 391ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175343982
This book is a companion volume of the earlier New Dimensions of Justice. During his tenure as the Chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission, Justice J S Verma was faced with several unusual situations eroding the human dignity of individuals as well as groups of people. Intervention of the NHRC depended on the involvement of human rights issues in them, and in turn on the true scope of human rights to legitimize the intervention. The perception that Human dignity is the quintessence of human rights enabled and justified those interventions. Linkage between human rights, development and democracy understood as inclusive democracy is the basis of State responsibility for the protection of human rights of all within its jurisdiction. The contents of this book reveal this perception of Justice Verma and the link between human rights and governance reflected in his speeches and articles. It will also explain the interventions and the stand of the NHRC on many important issues during his tenure. The doubt in the minds of a few about the true role of the NHRC, it is hoped will be cleared. The book is intended to enable the reader to better appreciate the proactive role of the NHRC during the tenure of Justice J S Verma as its Chairperson, influenced by the New Universe of Human Rights envisioned by him.
PREFACETABLE OF CASESPART 11. The New Universe of Human Rights2. Human Rights in the New Millennium3. Recent Judicial Trends in Enforcement of Freedom: Indian Experience4. Human Rights: The Essence of Constitutional Governance-Part 15. Human Rights: The Essence of Constitutional Governance-Part 26. Protecting Human Rights Through the Judicial Process7. Human Rights and The Judiciary8. Civil Liberties in South Asia: Impact of 9/119. Human Rights and Impunity: Issues of Accountability10. Combating Terrorism under the Rule of Law11. Role of Armed Forces with regard to Human Rights12. Human Rights in Prevailing Socio-Military-Political Environment13. Human Rights and the Criminal Justice System14. Human Rights in Prisons15. Penal Reforms in South Asia16. Regional cooperation in South Asia for ensuring Human Rights in Penal Reforms17. Human Rights and Ecological Security18. Clean Environment: A Human Rights Imperative19. Statement to the Seventh Meeting of the Asian Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions20. Statement on the Human Rights Day21. Role of National Institutions in the Protection of Human Rights: Indian Experience22. Statement to the UN Commission on Human Rights23. National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human rights24. Some Key issues concerning National Human Rights Commission25. International Humanitarian Law26. Social Inclusion 27. Secular Tradition in India28. HIV/AIDS: The Law and Ethics29. Health and Human Rights in India30. Public Health and Human Rights31. Need for a Credible Mechanism to Secure AccountabilityPART 232. Humanism: The Universal Creed33. Imperative of Ethics in Pubic Life34. Significance of Ethics in Education35. Relevance of Swami Vivekanand's Message36. Constitutional Values: Citizen's Duties in the present context37. Good Governance: Need of the Hour38. Law in Action: Reflections on some earlier Judgments39. Constitution of India: A Case of Rethinking40. Working of the Constitution: A Fresh Look41. Nation Building: The Unfinished Agenda42. Accountability and governance43. Civil Services and the constitution44. Delays in Indian Judicial System-Remedies45. Public Interest Litigation-Efficacy and Dangers46. Role of Law Enforcement Agencies under the Rule of LawSUBJECT INDEX