Challenges to Civil Rights Guarantees in India

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

EditorA.G. Noorani, SAHRDC

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This volume consisting of nine essays thoroughly examines the status of civil rights guarantees as enshrined in the Constitution of India. Discussing the contemporary social and political issues, and their handling by the state, it foregrounds different challenges faced by the civil rightsframework in India. The essays elaborately analyse civil and criminal justice system, and cover topics, such as the death penalty, counter-terrorism activities, anti conversion laws, and freedom of speech. The work also brings out the complex relationship between curtailment of democratic tools ofprotest and enjoyment of civil rights, Keeping in view recent international and national developments, the book focuses upon the threat faced by the civil rights regime from the state authorities. Further, this volume provides an overview of available national and international legal material on important contemporary issues in India.This timely and seminal work will not only be invaluable to the teachers, scholars, and students of law, but also appeal to general readers.

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This volume consisting of nine essays thoroughly examines the status of civil rights guarantees as enshrined in the Constitution of India. Discussing the contemporary social and political issues, and their handling by the state, it foregrounds different challenges faced by the civil rightsframework in India. The essays elaborately anal...

A.G. Noorani is Advocate, Supreme Court of India and independent scholar and commentator on constitutional law issues. SAHRDC is Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Human Rights Network.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.98 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019807414X

ISBN - 13:9780198074144

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AcknowledgementsDedicationPrefaceIntroduction1. Preventive Detention2. Extra Judicial Killings3. Counter Terrorism4. Death Penalty5. Narcoanalysis6. Undertrials and Videoconferencing7. Acts of Bad Faith: Anti-Conversion Laws8. Impunity9. Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act: Urgency of ReviewBibliographyIndex