This book critically examines the social, psychological and legal perspectives of justice. It brings together a wide range of contemporary and relevant issues relating to the gross violation of human rights and presents situation-based evidence from firsthand experiences of behavioral, social as well as legal professionals. It deals with themes such as civic and legal rights of children; dignity of the third gender in India; food justice in a welfare state; rights of disabled children; secret marriage of individuals with mental health challenges; and ethics and good governance.
Topical and comprehensive, this book will be an excellent read for scholars and researchers of political studies, legal studies, human rights, psychology, behavioral studies, political sociology, sociology, development studies, governance and public policy, and South Asian studies. It will also interest policy makers, NGOs, activists and professionals in the field.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Justice C. K. Thakker
Introduction: Upholding Justice
Chapter 1. Upholding Justice for Ensuring Equity and Equality
Sibnath Deb, G. Subhalakshmi and Kaustuv Chakraborti
Part I. Social Perspectives
Chapter 2. Justice for Children
Chapter 3. Protection of the Rights and Dignity of the Third Gender in India: Need of the Hour
Aleena Maria Sunny and Sibnath Deb
Chapter 4. The Rights of the Children of Commercial Sex Workers: A Situational Analysis
Swathisha P. and Sibnath Deb
Chapter 5. Food Justice in a Welfare State: Dynamics of the Public Distribution System in India
Chapter 6. From Subjection to Liberation: The Shifting Scenario and Current Status of Women in Indian Society
Shikha Soni and Sibnath Deb
Chapter 7. Disability Laws: Relevance, Implementation and Revisions
Chapter 8. Parental Alienation and Its Associated Controversies: Considerations from the Viewpoint of Brazilian Legislation
Marina S.L.B. Castro and Lucia C.A. Williams
Part II: Psychological Perspectives
Chapter 9. Parental Identity Crisis: A Platform for Injustice to Mentally Ill Offspring
Chapter 10. Secret Marriage of Individuals with Mental Health Challenges: Analyzing Legal Aspects
Chapter 11. The Volatile Situation in Kashmir and Its Impact on the Mental Health of Common People
Aehsan Ahmad Dar and Sibnath Deb
Part III. Legal Perspectives
Chapter 12. Cultivating Local Capacity to Restructure Nepali Governance
Keshav K. Acharya and John Scott
Chapter 13. Role of Law Commission in Bringing Need-Based Legislation for Upholding Justice
Justice Ravi R. Tripathi
Chapter 14. The ‘Enforcement Crisis’ and Social Rights in India
Chapter 15. Inducing Competitive Advantage in Judiciary at the District Level
Chapter 16. Judicial Activism: A Tool Towards Upholding Justice
Chapter 17. Ensuring Timely Justice: Issues and Challenges
Sibnath Deb is the Director at Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Tamil Nadu, India. Previously, he was 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.
Kaustuv Chakraborti is a doctoral researcher in the Department of English at Pondicherry University, India.