About the BookThis collection of essays deals mainly with protection of rights of specific groups, namely indigenous peoples, juveniles, women, besides accused and victims in specific situations; principles and standards in relation to the protection of accused and victims during criminal trial; challenges and impediments before the non-governmental human rights organisations along with the United Nations in their efforts of education and implementation; international developments and ramifications as against issues of contemporary relationship ranging from terrorism to trade related concerns; and contributions of judicial institutions in different countries in the realm of the protection and safeguarding of human rights. By examining the legislative policy formulations, executive implementation mechanisms, and, importantly, the role of the judicial institutions in monitoring and shaping the course of future developments, the present compendium brings out a fresh perspective to the concerns of reader community cutting down the cultural and country barriers.
The compendium contains original contributions in the arena of human rights. It will immensely benefit teachers, students, lawyers, judges, scholars, government officials, human rights activists and common readers. The book will extensively widen the dissemination of human rights message in the world.About the Author/sAzizur Rahman Chowdhury is a renowned Professor in the Department of Law, Dhaka University. He was Chairman in the Department of Law during 1982-83 and Dean of the Faculty of Law for some time. He has contributed many research articles and published several textbooks in law. Some of his remarkable books are Jurisprudence; Constitutional Law and Commercial Law. He has made illustrious contributions to the development of legal studies in Bangladesh. He has significant contributions in translating the writings of experts in constitutional law and human rights.
Md. Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan teaches law in the Department of Law, Bangladesh University of Business and Technology. He was coordinator of the Department of Law, Uttara University in 2005-06. During his studies in Belgium he gained valuable experience in legal practice with the lawyers of European countries. He has to his credit many articles published in reputed journals of Australia, Bangladesh and India. He has delivered talks in a number of national and international seminars.
Shawkat Alam teaches law at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has published extensively in his area of research in scholarly and referred journals. He was co-editor of Macquarie Law Journal and Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law (peer reviewed scholarly journals) in 2007 and 2006 respectively. Alam has secured internal and external research grants for research projects in the areas of international law and sustainable development. He is currently supervising a number of Ph.D. students in different research areas of law.