Human Rights and Peace

Ideas, Laws, Institutions and Movements

by Ujjwal Kumar Singh

Series: South Asian Peace Studies series

Human Rights and Peace: Ideas, Laws, Institutions and Movements redefines the ambit of peace, presenting a radically different perspective of looking at its relationship with human rights. It deals with the transformation of both the definition and practice of peace, showing how it has now taken the domain of human rights into its fold.

Through experiential articles on the themes of ideas, laws, institutions, and movements, this collection reveals how people's struggles against specific forms of institutionalised violence take the form of calls for 'peace'. It brings together hitherto unpublished writings on peace and human rights. It also includes some rare articles extracted from landmark published pieces.

This book is an insightful resource for students and researchers of Peace Studies, Human Rights, Politics, and International Relations. It is also an invaluable idea bank for activists, think tanks and policy makers who seek to understand the evolving paradigm of peace and human rights.


  • SAGE Publications; January 2009
  • ISBN: 9788132100980
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Human Rights and Peace
  • Series: South Asian Peace Studies series
  • Author: Ujjwal Kumar Singh (ed.)
  • Imprint: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

In The Press

Human Rights and Peace, fourth in the South Asian Peace Studies series, is a useful contribution to the expanding body of literature on the subject…This volume is a timely contribution, both to the theoretical literature on peace studies, and to empirical practices of civil liberties and human rights movements. It also has the potential to inform policy on the design and working of state institutions promoting rights and deepening democracy…This volume both catalogues and describes those multiple struggles, and locates them in the context of established concepts of human rights and peace.