Human rights in the Indian criminal justice system: women and children

Pulla, Venkat, Chong, Mark David, Francis, Abraham P., and Henni, Margaret (2017) Human rights in the Indian criminal justice system: women and children. In: Chong, Mark David, and Francis, Abraham P., (eds.) Demystifying Criminal Justice Social Work in India. Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA, pp. 215-243.

[img] PDF (Accepted Version) - Accepted Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

[img] PDF (Published Version) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/demysti...
 
7


Abstract

[Extract] The fundamental rights in the Indian Constitution are meant to guarantee its citizens individual rights common to most liberal democracies, such as equality before the law, freedom of speech and expression, freedom of association and peaceful assembly, freedom of religion and the right to constitutional remedies for the protection of civil rights. In the most ideal context, while rights remain enshrined in the Constitution, the realisation of many of these is set out in the Directive Principles of State Policy (DPSP) as well as the fundamental duties contained in the sections of the Constitution of India that prescribe the obligations of the various states within the Union of India to its citizens, and the duties of the citizens to the state. Although, the DPSP sections are pivotal elements of the Constitution, they remain ironically unenforceable. These fundamental duties are sometimes described as the moral obligations of all citizens to help promote a spirit of patriotism, and to hold the country's unity.

Item ID: 44574
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Related URLs:
ISBN: 978-93-860-6247-5
Funders: Faculty of Arts, Education and Social Sciences (FAESS), James Cook University (JCU)
Projects and Grants: FAESS Grant Scheme
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 04:14
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160205 Police Administration, Procedures and Practice @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation @ 25%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940403 Criminal Justice @ 50%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 7
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page