Minority Rights in South Asia

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Peter Lang, 2011 - Law - 222 pages
This publication contains case studies on human and minority rights in the South Asian countries, including a special focus on the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), and articles on different forms of National Human Rights Commission and Immigration to the UK and źnew minorities╗. It is further complemented by an in-depth study on Autonomy, Kashmir and International Law. Assembling articles authored by leading scholars from both South Asia and Europe, the book will contribute to a mutual exchange of views on human and minority rights issues in South Asia. In particular, the book is aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of current developments in South Asia and, on this basis, at enhancing a constructive dialogue between representatives of the scientific community, policy-makers and civil society in Europe and their counterparts in South Asia.
 

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Contents

Foreword
9
The struggle in Exile
29
Human and minority rights in Sri Lanka
55
Human and Minority Rights in Nepal
69
Human and Minority Rights in Bangladesh
87
Territorial Autonomy in India
109
Autonomy Kashmir and International
125
SetUp and Challenges of National Human Rights Commissions in India
159
SAARC and the Applicability
177
Immigration to the UK from Commonwealth Countries and The Issue
205
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About the author (2011)

Rainer Hofmann is Professor of International and European Law at the University of Frankfurt am Main, Faculty of Law. He is also Vice-President of the Advisory Committee of the Council of Europe Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (FCNM) and Co-Rapporteur for the International Law Association (ILA) Committee on Reparation for Victims of Armed Conflict.
Ugo Caruso is Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Frankfurt am Main, Faculty of Law. He is also consultant and researcher for the United Nations System Staff College (UNSSC) and previously worked for the Council of Europe. He is also a member of the International Law Association, Italian Branch.

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