suvidc12Comments Off on HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION IN HIGHER EDUCATION: AN INCISIVE OVERVIEW
Dr. Ajay Sonawane
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
“Human rights education is key to addressing the underlying causes of injustice around the world. The more people know about their rights, and the rights of others in society, the better equipped they are to protect them.”
– Salil Shetty
Secretary General, Amnesty International
suvidc12Comments Off on DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACT, 2005-A BOON FOR INDIAN WOMEN
Shreya Satish Kolhapure
D.E.S Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune
Violence against women takes variety of forms. It could be in the form of forced and early marriage, rape, sexual harassment, female foeticide and infanticide, domestic violence etc. Among the many manifestations domestic violence is considered to be the most vicious one. It is considered among the most prevalent and least reported forms of cruel behavior. It takes place behind the closed doors by her own persons on whom she has trusted the most. It is not something that should be swept under the rug and considered a private family matter. That is something that is the gravest of all human rights issue. It is not that nothing has been done on this contentious issue. Domestic Violence Act, 2005 is the first major attempt to recognize violence within home punishable. For the first time its provisions also extend to live-in-relationships. The attempt is to address major issues relating to domestic violence. Additionally, its causes, effects, why men are violent towards their wives and major provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005 shall be discussed. Not only this, why it is considered a bliss for Indian women shall also be dealt with.
suvidc12Comments Off on FOREST POLICY IN INDIA: RIGHTS FOR THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS
High Court of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana
India owns approximately 10.4 million tribal land, which accounts for 8.6% of the total population and extends over 15% of its geographical area. Tribe has a very close relationship with the forest and their life and livelihood availability is in accordance with forest resources. The continuing effort for economic development and market pressure in the government has forced policy-makers to shift policy roles to large corporations. Since the colonial era forest policy has destroyed tribal rights on the forest and neglected their voices when making laws. In colonial times, legal and policy instruments transferred proper forest areas to the hands of the government from the hands of communities. Post-colonial law has given honor to the tribals but has not addressed human rights and livelihood issues of tribal people without any progress or development in law and administration in other areas such as land acquisition, development-induced displacement and political autonomy. . The government and our policy makers should not ignore the importance of the tribals and have the right to the latter by proper implementation of the law.
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Raghav Bimal | Amity Law School, New Delhi Rohan Aggarwal | Amity University Noida
This paper deals with various tenets of Human Trafficking, including its root causes, its gravity in India, the legal framework against human trafficking in India and various preventive measures with important Case Law.