Human Rights and Peace: Laws, Institutions and Movements explores the shifts in the way peace has been envisaged in the rhetoric and practice of human rights. Peace has come to be seen as a continuing process of the pursuit of liberation, a progressive dismantling of relationships, of exploitation based on gender, caste, class, race, ethnicity and nationality, and a countervailing force to the coercive practices of the state. Woven around the themes of ideas, laws and institutions, and movements, the articles in this volume show how peace has become an over-arching framework in the domain of human rights. The book traces how the idea of peace has transformed from a passive condition of 'sepulchral silence' associated with 'guided' peace, into a praxis led by and producing radical politics of liberatory change. The volume examines: " The distinct claims that peace makes to durable rights which are not subject to arbitrary withdrawals or selective investment by the state; " The articulations of right to peace in the largely unexplored processes of 'conflict resolution' in South Asia; and " The role of human rights movement and institutions in situations of prolonged absence of peace, sustained repression by the state, and unprecedented growth in non-state violence of all kinds.

Human Rights Movement(s) in India: State, Civil Society and Beyond*

Human rights movement(s) in India: State, civil society and beyond

Though the Human Rights Movement (HRM) in India had always made significant interventions in the shaping of democratic politics, since its origin, there has been, rather surprisingly, no serious reflection on the various shifts that it has gone through, and the emerging trends, phases and discourses within it. In fact, it is very pertinent to ask, given the various new shifts, if at all there is a single HRM in India today, or if, instead, there are multiple movements that either run parallel to each other or continue to work on mutually exclusive assumptions. It is equally significant to ask if there has been a gradual ...

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