CONTENTS:- 1. Dalit rights are human rights. 2. Human Right education and Dalit children. 3. Economic, social and cultural rights for Dalits in India. 4. Hague declaration on the human rights and dignity of Dalit women. 5. The question of Dalit human rights. 6. Dalits and their participation in National and Local Governments. 7. Intersection of caste and women’s rights in India. 8. Caste system of Dalits and human rights. 9. Dalit rights memorandum in interim constitution of Nepal. 10. Caste based discrimination in enjoyment of fundamental rights. 11. Caste violence and Dalit deprivation in India. 12. Dalit women and reservation policy. 13. A humanist alternative for the Dalits. 14. Socio and economic conditions and micro finance cooperatives of Dalits. 15.The ‘Dalit Muslims’ and the All India Backward Muslim Morcha. 16. A History of the untouchables: the Buraku and the Dalit. 17. Dalit exclusion: the empirical evidence.
Human rights of Dalit and humanitarian law, once clearly distinguishable segments of international law, are increasingly being viewed in an integrated and holistic manner, where the individual has a continuum of protection under human rights law as well as that provided under humanitarian law, as warranted by the specific circumstances. There is a broad space for forging effective linkages between humanitarian assistance and human rights programmes. It is generally accepted in international legal standards that governments have to do more than just pass laws to protect human rights. The book is meant for covering the varied aspects of human rights of Dalits at national and international level.