This book critically analyzes emerging issues and challenges in delivering timely justice to common people. It brings a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from, and first-hand experiences of behavioral, social and legal professionals. It deals with themes such as holding administrations accountable and securing justice, challenges for the judiciary in the early disposal of cases, challenges to the forensic community, green federalism and environmental justice, current threats to human rights, ethics in the criminal justice system and honor killing from socio-cultural perspectives.
Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioural studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, environmental studies and South Asian studies. It will also interest policymakers, nongovernmental organizations, activists and professionals in the field.
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Introduction: delivering justice
1 Delivering justice
Sibnath Deb and G. Subhalakshmi
PART I Sociopsychological perspectives
2 Protecting children’s rights: the paramount rule of law for a healthy and prosperous society
Aleena Maria Sunny and Sibnath Deb
3 Parental separation and its implications on child welfare and well-being
Sibnath Deb and Aleena Maria Sunny
4 Protection of sex workers in India: a critical view
5 Honor killing: social, psychological and cultural perspectives
6 Impact of timely delivery of services during the flood in Kerala and other challenges
7 A review of children’s rights in relation to health and well-being
8 The third sector: civil society organizations in delivering justice
PART II Legal and ethical perspectives
9 Province of the Apex Court in enforcing human rights in India
Jatindra Kumar Das
10 Ethics and good governance: administrative reforms to combat corruption
11 Family court: a path forward to conciliation of family disputes
12 Green federalism and environmental justice: issues and challenges
Niranjan E. V. and Rohan Ross
13 Decoding the Indian judiciary’s inefficiency in the timely disposal of cases: a brief analysis
Sibadutta Dash and Sneha Patra
14 Revolutionizing community perspectives about Indian police
Aiswarya Ravikumar and Rahmathullah M.
15 Current threats to human rights: challenges in upholding justice
Lina Acca Mathew
16 Protection against enforced disappearance: need of the hour
Asawari G. Abhyankar and Aditi Tulsyan
17 Ethics in the criminal justice system
Karun Sanjaya and Devika Praveen
18 Roles and functions of various agencies in conducting POCSO cases: judiciary, prosecutors, police and the Child Welfare Committee
19 Advocates: ‘sentinel on the qui vive’
N. Kavitha Rameshwar
Sibnath Deb is director at the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Tamil Nadu, India. Previously, he was a professor at the Department of Applied Psychology, Pondicherry University, and has also taught at the University of Calcutta, India.
G. Subhalakshmi is a faculty member at the School of Law, Pondicherry University, India.