CONTENTS:- Preface; Planned economic development and social justice in India; Genesis of scheduled castes and constitutional safeguards for them; Constitutional provisions and women empowerment in India: some dimensions; Role of Panchayati Raj institutions in promoting and protecting social justice and human rights in Andhra Pradesh; Compensatory jurisprudence a new dimension in the concept of social justice; Constitution paradigm reflecting Baba Sahib's ideology of social justice; Sex workers: Vulnerable victims of law and poverty; Gross violations of women's right-domestic violence; Human rights-A reconciler of Police-Public relations; Children and Human Rights; Human rights approach to environmental protection; An evaluation of children human rights and their protection in India; Perceptibility of human rights still a mirage for the disadvantaged group of human society; Problems of women in India; Female sex workers in the informal sector.
I am delighted to have been called upon by the publisher to write an editorial note for the Social Justice and Human Rights in India, a series of articles dealing with different issues of human rights. While I am writing this editorial note, I am conscious of vast and multifarious areas of human rights. The movement for integration of international standards into the mainstream human rights law has been ever increasing. Since the adoption of the Universal Decelaration of Human Rights in 1948, a comprehensive international human rights law embracing many international instruments has been created.