CONTENTS:- 1. Meaning, Nature and Scope of Human rights. 2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 3. Human Rights and Social Justice. 4. Social Justice in India. 5. Human Rights and Indian Criminal Justice System. 6. International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. 7. International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). 8. Human Rights and the Indian Constitution. 9. Protection of Human Rights. 10. Human Rights Act 1993.
Human rights are the natural-born rights for every human being, universally. These are those basic standards without which people cannot live in dignity. To violate someone's human rights is to treat that person as though she or he were not a human being. To advocate human rights is to demand that the human dignity of all people be respected. This book gives an introduction to the concept of human rights -its meaning; rights and duties; general conditions underlying the idea of human rights; theories of human rights and issues of human rights. It will be a useful reference tool for students and teachers of human rights courses, administrators, lawyers, human rights activists, and all other who are concerned with human rights.