Securing Access to Justice in the Enforcement of Human Rights: India and SAARC

  • Abhisikta Basu and Ranit Mukherjee
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  • Abhisikta Basu

    Assistant Professor at University of Engineering and Management, Department of Law, India

  • Ranit Mukherjee

    Student at George School of Law, University of Calcutta, India

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The Human Rights have assumed the character of a replacement benchmark of this civilization. The aim of this dissertation which is based on a research involving analyzing a range of books, journals, articles, government publications is to critically examine the access of human rights in our country India and the other SAARC countries. The word “right” has several different meaning. It has an ethical and a political meaning: rectitude and entitlement. In the context of the present paper, we are especially concerned with the rights in the sense of entitlement or something that one may do. Past abuses of power have led to the development of human rights instruments in order to protect the rights of individuals and groups. An important development was the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in the year 1948 to create the United Nations. This paper mainly concentrates on the concept of human rights as viewed by the SAARC and its member countries, the treaty or conventions of SAARC that deal with issues of human rights and it also analyze the legal positions in India that provide for protection of human rights.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 5, Page 386 - 403


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