BeyondHeadlines Special on Human Rights Day

Dear Friends, 

World Human Rights Day is on 10th December. BeyondHeadlines is celebrating the Day to reflect on the recent developments, debates, policies and practices in Human Rights both in India and at the global level.

You are requested to send your ideas, comments and/or contribute special articles on any theme related to Human Rights. Some of the guiding topics are mentioned below.

BeyondHeadlines will publish a series of articles starting from the first week of December. Your opinions, comments and articles will be used in BeyondHeadlines‘ editorial analysis and feature stories. If you do not want your name to be mentioned in our publications please categorically inform us when you email your writings.


Some Guiding Topics:

  1. Human Rights: History and Evolution of the Idea
  2. Theories and Practices in Human Rights
  3. Human Rights: National and International Perspectives
  4. World Religions and ideas of Human Rights (Atheism, Bahaism, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism, Shintoism, Taoism and Zoroastrianism etc.)
  5. Violations of Human Rights and their remedies
  6. Human Rights and Indian Constitution
  7. How effective is the India legal system in matters of Human Rights
  8. Women and Human Rights
  9. Dalits and Human Rights
  10. Minorities and Human Rights
  11. Tribal Rights and Human Rights
  12. Human Rights and the Police
  13. Human Rights and their violations by MNCs
  14. Right to Information and Human Rights
  15. Farmers and their right to land
  16. Emerging Human Rights: Rights of Gay, Transgender, Lesbian, bisexuals
  17. Human Rights and Judicial Activism
  18. Labour rights and Human Rights
  19. Minority rights in International Law
  20. Humanitarian Intervention and Human Rights

Opinions/Comments: 200-500 words
Case Studies/Personal Experience- 500-1000 words
Opinion Articles: 700-1200 words
Deadline: 5 December 2012


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