Talking and teaching human rights and peace not only require strong convictions but also the capacity to question and verify their logical foundations as well as their potential to prevail over the equations of power within the world of reality.
It is a book that mingles zeal for social transformation with a critical intellectual rigour that is resolute in interrogating the philosophical foundations of human rights; their political histories and their future under the new challenges attending on the emergent world-order.
The implications of the pedagogical method the book follows are, indeed, far reaching. Students of Human Rights, research scholars and policy makers may find the book useful.
Ram Narayan Kumar, Director of the South Asian Orientation Course in Human Rights and Peace Studies, SAFHR, has been involved with human rights, democracy and peace issues since 1975 when he was imprisoned for 19 months for his vocal opposition to Emergency (June 1975 to March 1977). Kumar has authored several books on human rights, conflict and peace issues.
Sonia Muller-Rappard is a jurist currently with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Nepal Office. She did her LLM at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has since worked with Partners for Law in Development in Delhi, the European Commission in Brussels and with SAFHR's HRPS programme.
Basic Concepts of Human Rights, Society and the State
Citizenship: Its Hierarchies, Ambivalences and Exclusions
Conflicts and the Politics of Peace in South Asia
The War on Terror and the Challenges to Democracy and Human Rights from the Emergent World Order
Of Nations and States
Rights-Based Approach to Development
Globalization and Human Rights
The Issues of Conflict in Nepal
Conflicts of History and Humanism in South Asia
Universal Rights, Cultural Sensitivity, and Engagement with Religion
The Human Rights Discourse: Flaws, Weaknesses and Problems
The War on Terror, Islam and Wahabi Fundamentalism