Contents: Preface. 1. Individual in society and state: an introduction. 2. Approach to understanding human rights. 3. Human rights: worldview of the United Nations. 4. Protection of human rights: views and opinions. 5. Jurisdiction and sanctions: question of morality. 6. Rights of man and spirit of law. 7. Global initiatives in promotion of human rights. 8. Justice and human rights: two critical issues. 9. Movement against state Tyranny: profile of Amnesty International.
"The growing awareness of the need to protect preserve and promote human rights is reflected in the induction of the subject into the curriculum of undergraduate students around the world. In India too, the University Grants Commission has recommended the inclusion of a specific paper on human rights in schools and colleges. With a view to provide comprehensive introductory readings in various vital aspects of the subject the present publication is a meticulous effort to bring together materials that form the very foundations of human rights movement.
Besides the Stockholm Declaration and the Charter of the United Nations the contents also take the student on a guided tour of the entire gamut of the subject in terms of the legal sociology the parameters of wrong intent in human rights violations the efforts worldwide of the United Nation to promote human rights and the work of Amnesty International including efforts to abolish the death penalty.
The publication will be a valuable aid to the study of the vital aspects of the subject." (jacket)