About The Book Universal Declaration Of Human Rights And Indian Law
The Charter of the United Nations contained a statement that the people of the United Nations reaffirm their faith in certain inalienable Human Rights, in the dignity of human beings and in essential equality of rights of men and women. This statement led to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the United Nations on 10th December 1948. This Declaration guided, encouraged, and in some cases, put pressure on the nations to recognise these rights or Acts as rights which may be claimed and enforced by citizens and other human beings.
India framed its Constitution soon after the Declaration and gave effect to many of the rights contained in the Declaration. Later some of them formed part of a statute and some have been knit in the Constitution by our Courts.
This book contains the text of the Declaration with explanatory comments by the author. It also contains references to relevant articles of the Constitution and sections of various Acts and refers to judgements of the Supreme Court of India. It is the only book that gives parallel provisions of Indian Lawparallel to each article of the Declaration.
The book will immensely benefit all students of Human Rights as part of the courses in Political Science, Law and other related fields. It will be helpful to all those who are appearing for civil services and other examinations conducted by various Public Service Commissions.
Table of Contents:
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Proclamation by General Assembly
1. Freedom and equality in dignity and rights
2. Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth etc.
3. Right to life and property
4. Prohibition of slavery
5. Prohibition of inhuman treatment
6. Right to recognition as a person
7. Right to equality before law and equal protection
8. Right to effective remedy
9. Prohibition of arbitrary arrest and detention
10. Right to public hearing
11. Right to public trial and protection in respect of conviction for offences
12. Right to privacy
13. Right to freedom of movement and residence
14. Right to seek asylum
15. Right to nationality
16. Right to marry
17. Right to property
18. Right to freedom of conscience and religion
19. Right to freedom of opinion and expression
20. Right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association
21. Right to governance and universal franchise
22. Right to social security
23. Right to work and equal pay
24. Right to rest and leisure
25. Right to standard of living
26. Right to free education
27. Right to freely participate in cultural life
28. Right to social and international order
29. Duties and limitations on the exercise of rights
30. Prohibition of activity against this Declaration