Human Rights, Justice and Constitutional Empowerment

Human Rights, Justice and Constitutional Empowerment

by C. Raj Kumar
     
 

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This volume of nineteen essays, dedicated to Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, explores how approaches to social justice, governance, and criminal justice have been influenced and defined by concepts of human rights and the directive principles of state policy of the Indian constitution through the agency of the Supreme Court. This unique collection covers a wide range of

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This volume of nineteen essays, dedicated to Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, explores how approaches to social justice, governance, and criminal justice have been influenced and defined by concepts of human rights and the directive principles of state policy of the Indian constitution through the agency of the Supreme Court. This unique collection covers a wide range of issues and includes writing by a distinguished list of scholars including Yash Ghai, Soli Sorabjee, Upen Baxi, Mahendra P. Singh, Arjun Sengupta, N. Ravi, and N.R. Madhava Menon. The topics covered in the various articles include judicial responses to human rights violations and their relevance in transforming Indian society, the role of human rights in the development of constitutionalism in India, the horizontal applications of human rights, the relationship between freedom of the press and human rights, and the impact of corruption on human rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198068860
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
07/15/2011
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.40(d)

Meet the Author

C. Raj Kumar is an assistant professor and the Juris Programme leader at School of Law, City University of Hong Kong

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