Shveta Dhaliwal teaches at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab, Patiala, India. Her areas of specialisation are geopolitics, regional human rights systems, comparative political thought and international relations. She has published more than 40 research papers and presented over 150 papers in international and national conferences. She has an authored and three edited books to her credit. She is member of the Indian Political Science Association and the Indian Society of International Law and South Asian Foundation.
Foreword Judge Roberto Caldas Preface 1. The journey of human rights: philosophical, political and legal 2. An overview of the existing regional mechanisms of human rights in the world: the European and the inter-American 3. An overview of the existing regional mechanisms of human rights in the world: the African and the Arab 4. Human rights initiatives within Asia 5. Human rights in South Asia and initiatives of South Asian association for regional cooperation (SAARC) 6. Lessons for the proposed South Asian human rights mechanism for the existing regional mechanisms 7. The proposed road map for the establishment of a South Asian human rights mechanism