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Dialectics & Dynamics of Human Rights in India (Tagore Law Lectures)
Dialectics & Dynamics of Human Rights in India (Tagore Law Lectures)
The Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Author: V.R. Krishna Iyer
Edition: 1st
Year of publication: 1999, Reprint 2018
No. of pages: 426
ISBN: 9788171773435
Format: Hardcover
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In this work the author makes an in-depth study of the concept, foundation and the escalating emergence of Human Rights in the background of our religious culture and the catastrophe of World War II and birth of the United Nations and its ancillary bodies with special reference to the human rights realities in India and the prospect of an Asian Charter.
 

De Profundis.....................................................................................................................      [5]
A Few Thankful Thoughts.............................................................................................      [9]
Table of Cases.................................................................................................................    [31]
       1     Exordium                                                                                                                  1–37
                Infrastructure, access, aid, enforcement....................................................       11
                Unpropitius environs for human justice.....................................................       11
                Disturbance is not abroad but it has laid hold of men’s minds..............       13
                A brief reflection on the human person......................................................       16
                The World War and after..............................................................................       24
                A glimpse of the past......................................................................................       29
                The current decadence...................................................................................       31
       2     Human Rights Conceptual and Historical Reflections                                            38–55
                Human rights instrumentalities....................................................................       47
       3     The Sega of Homo Sapiens and Omega of Human Rights                                     56–88
                The violent world shocks humanity............................................................       67
                Pre-World War I chronicle of human rights—
                embryonic emergence....................................................................................       67
                The French People’s demand to freedom..................................................       72
                The Impact of the French Revolution on the
                Indian Freedom Movement..........................................................................       76
                The white world expansionism.....................................................................       81
                An aside............................................................................................................       82
       4     Epistemological Foundation and Escalating Emergence of
              Human Rights Jurisprudence           .................................................................... 89–113
                Hugo Grotius and secularisation of natural law........................................       96
                Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence, its variations and human rights.................    102
                The codification of human rights over the centuries................................    104
                The reeds at Runnymede..............................................................................    107
       5     Religions, Culture and Human Rights                                                                114–138
                Ancient Hindu law and human rights.........................................................    115
                Christianity and humanity............................................................................    121
                The great plague: The masses are awake...................................................    125
                Islam and human justice: some noble facets............................................    127
                Religion, the other side...................................................................................    136
       6     The United Nations and its Structure: Whence, Whither
              and What Hope for Human Rights?           ....................................................     139–163
                The golden jubilee of the UN: what is the prognosis................................    155
       7     Human Rights Revisited and United Nations Incarnates                                    164–187
                Human rights: a peep into the past.............................................................    175
                The League of Nation: a transitional phase..............................................    183
       8     Columbus, Gama and Colonial Domination of
              Common People’s Rights                                                                                   188–200
                Asia and Gama...............................................................................................    191
                Conclusion.......................................................................................................    196
       9     Human Rights Realities in India—Prospects of an
              Asian Charter, Other Continental Experiments                                                   201–225
                A rapid global survey of human rights instruments..................................    208
                Asian charter: a few more reflections.........................................................    210
                Western science and human rights..............................................................    213
                Other experiments in regional charters........................................................    215
                Economic foundations of human rights.....................................................    216
     10     The Dimensions of the Right to Development
              as a Human Right      .....................................................................................     226–238
                Conclusion.......................................................................................................    235
                An Omega thought.........................................................................................    237
     11     Basics of Judicial Independence and Defence of
              Human Rights    ...........................................................................................     239–267
                A brief global tour...........................................................................................    246
                U.S. and U.K.: how conditioned is the system?.........................................    251
                The British System..........................................................................................    255
                Global norms and risks revisited..................................................................    260
                An aside............................................................................................................    263
                Back to the Desai Commission....................................................................    264
     12     Current Indian Realities vis-a-vis People’s Human Rights                                 268–310
                A divagation....................................................................................................    292
                Nuclear menace to life...................................................................................    293
                Mass disasters and jejune jurisprudence plus health justice...................    297
                WHO Constitution (Premble)........................................................................    300
                Covention on the rights of the child............................................................    300
                African charter on human and people’s rights..........................................    300
                Convention on the elimination of all forms of
                racial discrimination.......................................................................................    300
                Convention on the elimination of all forms of
                discrimination against women......................................................................    301
     13     Liberty—A Non-negotiable Value        .........................................................     311–343
                Human rights of prisoners and sentencing jurisprudence........................    313
                Sentencing pluralism, social realism and judicial wisdom.......................    323
                Death sentence on death sentence..............................................................    329
     14     Last Lecture—The Tale of Ten Cities          ...................................................     344‑366
                Proclamation of Teheran..............................................................................    345
                The Hague: the humanitarian justice capital of the world.....................    346
                The march of law after World War II.........................................................    350
                Rio de Janeiro and its divine message.........................................................    351
                Vienna: the well-spring of a new hope........................................................    354
     15     A Sombre Supplement                                                                                       367–384
                What then is the therapeutic ministration?................................................    378
       Asian human rights: some efforts                             380

V.R. Krishna Iyer

Former Judge, Supreme Court of India, Recipient of Padma Vibhushan

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