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In Custody : Law, Impunity and Prisoner Abuse in South Asia.

Author: Nitya Ramakrishnan
Publisher: New Delhi : SAGE Publications, 2013.
Series: SAGE law.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Custody examines the professed and actual commitment to custodial justice on the part of six South Asian countries. India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan have all been affected by the geopolitics of colonialism. Nineteenth century Europe is often simplistically seen as the ideological source of the rights discourse in South Asia. But, like any ideological theme, the discourse on rights is  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ramakrishnan, Nitya.
In Custody : Law, Impunity and Prisoner Abuse in South Asia.
New Delhi : SAGE Publications, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nitya Ramakrishnan
ISBN: 9788132116325 8132116321
OCLC Number: 952248631
Description: 1 online resource (503 pages).
Contents: Cover ; Contents; List of Tables ; List of Cases and Statutes ; List of Abbreviations ; Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Torture as a Public Secret ... An Introduction ; The International Regime on Torture ; Section One: India ; 1 --
India's Public Secret ; 2 --
Rights Discourse: Rhetoric and Reality ; 3 --
The Constitution and Custodial Rights ; 4 --
The Penal Code and the Law of Evidence ; 5 --
Due Process: CrPC, Police Acts and Prison Manuals ; 6 --
State of Custodial Justice ; 7 --
Judicial Trends ; 8 --
Perspectives on Torture ; 9 --
Six Case Studies ; Section Two: Pakistan ; 10 --
Pakistan's Regimes. 11 --
Subverting Due Process: The Force of Religion and the Force of Necessity 12 --
The Judiciary ; 13 --
International and Statutory Commitments ; 14 --
Correcting the Custodians ; Section Three: Bangladesh ; 15 --
Martial Law and Other Regimes: 1971-2010 ; 16 --
International Commitments and Domestic Legal Framework ; 17 --
Court Directives and Recommendations of Judicial Commissions ; 18 --
Case Studies ; Section Four: Sri Lanka ; 19 --
History and Politics ; 20 --
The Constitution and Emergency Legislation ; 21 --
Criminal Law and Custodial Justice. 22 --
International Law: Obligations and Compliance 23 --
Enforced Disappearances ; Section Five: Nepal ; 24 --
An Overview ; 25 --
The 1990 Constitution ; 26 --
Accountability under the Interim Constitution ; 27 --
The Army ; 28 --
Nepal's Legal Framework ; 29 --
The Torture Compensation Act, 1996 ; 30 --
The Courts and Custodial Justice ; 31 --
Five Case Studies ; 32 --
Two Interviews with Law Enforcers ; Section Six: Afghanistan ; 33 --
The Land and the People ; 34 --
The Afghan Nation State and the Great Game ; 35 --
1920-1978: Challenges to Constitutionalism. 36 --
Human Rights and the Soviet Occupation (1978-1992) 37 --
Terror and Counter Terror ; 38 --
Afghanistan's Human Rights Norms ; 39 --
Criminal Justice and the State of Human Rights ; Epilogue ; Bibliography ; Index ; About the Author.
Series Title: SAGE law.

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Regulation of policing was the coloniser's superior norm, and also, his tool of control.The erstwhile colonies inherited the practice of affirming norms while systems enabled their breach.  Read more...

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Commitment to humane treatment of suspects in custody by six South Asian nations - India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan - forms the topic of this book by eminent lawyer and Read more...

 
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