Rights of Indigenous People in SAARC

This book is an enquiry into the extremely important and much misunderstood topic: the nature and relations of indigenous groups and the political processes those are initiated for such groups within larger policies. This work is an insight to the complex problem of indigenous peoples' participation in the governance and management of their traditional lands and resources. The book analyses and reviews the relations of indigenous groups within large multiethnic states, especially the South Asian countries like India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The chapters of this work give an understanding common and international nature of the issues faced by indigenous people: the disappearance of diversity and traditional ways of life, ecological degradation, and the loss of vital knowledge about how to live in harmony with the environment. The book will also be a guiding work for an international audience. Inspiration and guidance for this task is said to come from standards established by international law, as well as the practices and experiences of other states. The inspiration and guidance for this work is based on the standards established by international law, as well as the practices and experiences of the selected states. The book will help the policy makers and other stakeholders to take the debates beyond the context of native title and tenure, to indigenous self-government and involvement in the management of native title lands and waters. The present book contains various viewpoints of authors on aspects relating the economic development of indigenous people, lands of indigenous people and the protection of such lands, description of various rights’ issues of indigenous people in Nepal and Sri Lanka and finally also issues relating to self- identification of the indigenous people


Magna Carta and Human Rights: The Legacy of 800+ years

Magna Carta and Human Rights: The Legacy of 800+ years is an edited volume comprising articles written by Judges, Human Rights Commission Chairpersons and Members, Faculty and Students of Law elaborating the significance of Magna Carta in the development of human rights and allied legal principles. This book is being published in continuation of the academic celebrations of 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, jointly organized by the Common-wealth Legal Education Association (Asia-India Chapter) and the European College of Law, London. Magna Carta is said to be the oldest document of rights signifying the Rule of Law, Justice, Peace and liberty. The Charter has influenced all freedom movement of the world and stimulated many human right bill and declarations. This book elaborated the different spheres of ever evolving relationship between Magna Carta and human rights principles. These aspects are elaborated in details in various chapters such as Magna Carta and Freedom of Speech, New Media, the New Magna Carta, Magna Carta and Constitution, Magna Carta and Women, Magna Carta and Rule of Law, Magna Carta and Human Rights, etc. The chapters looks into the role of Magna Carta in bridging ‘rights’ gap and protecting individual freedom, privacy etc. Each article reflects the immense influence the Great Charter continuously holding in the global legal history.