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Challenges to Civil Rights Guarantees in India

A.G Noorani and SAHRDC


Civil liberty is a complex issue with unchanging fundamentals. Cases that were decided hundreds of years ago yield principles that are still applicable and relevant today. India used to have a rich tradition of civil liberties. Today, there are no national civil liberties organisations in India like Liberty in Britain or the American Civil Liberties Union. India has enacted draconian laws to counter terrorism. Despite the vast scope or misuse of these legislative measures, the judiciary seems to have no intention of striking them down as unconstitutional or introducing sufficient safeguards fr ... More

Keywords: India, civil rights, civil liberties, preventive detention, extra-judicial killings, counter-terrorism, human rights, death penalty, narcoanalysis, impunity

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198074144
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A.G Noorani, editor

SAHRDC, author

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1 Preventive Detention

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2 Extra-judicial Killings

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4 The Death Penalty in India

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5 Narcoanalysis1

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7 Acts of Bad Faith

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8 Impunity

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