Nation State Boundaries and Human Rights of People in South Asia

Published By: South Asians for Human Rights

The present study seeks to examine the issue of human rights violations in the border areas of countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) region. It is in an effort to map both the nature and extent of these violations, and the mechanisms for accountability of those that perpetrate them. At the outset, it must be stated that the study does not set out to enter into contentious issues between countries regarding demarcation of their boundaries or territories. Furthermore, in its refusal to enter into such contentions, it seeks to shift the focus to the people who inhabit these areas, and their human suffering. The study approaches the issue from a human rights perspective, and therefore its focus is on how the boundaries between countries impact the lives and livelihood of people living on both sides of the borders.

Author(s): Shomona Khanna | Posted on: Jan 12, 2018 | Views() | Download (95)

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