Law, Society and Social Justice

  • Law, Society and Social Justice


    IWAWIWRAW Asia Pacific Occasional Papers Series No. 7 (2005)

    This is a International Women’s Rights Action Watch, Asia Pacific publication, to which PLD contributed.



    IWAWWeaving Law into Community Action (2004)

    TA review of 6 years of PLD’s partnership programme. It profiles the work of the field-based partners, discusses PLD’s contribution to their work and assesses the impact of collaborations giving insights into the gains and challenges of such partnerships.




    women-intl-human-rights-lawWomen and International Human Rights Law (2004)

    This workshop report explores the dominant understanding of human rights in relation to events in South Asia, pointing out its limitations in relation to women before moving on to discuss the relevance of CEDAW to human rights of women. Examining CEDAW through its core concepts, strategies for application at the local, national and international levels, this report is useful tool for understanding the treaty at work. In addition, the report mentions other special mechanisms for women within the UN human rights system.




    Vyakalpik Kanooni Prakriyaya (2003)

    Literally, this translates into ‘alternative law processes’. This report is a Hindi trans-creation of ‘Beyond Appearances’.






    Beyond Appearances (2001)

    The title, like the report, alludes to applications and practice of law beyond the courtroom and court appearances. It documents field-based strategies in alternative law in different parts of India, setting out the relevance of alternative law practices for social justice in the context of India.





    Common Property Resources and the Law (2002)

    The workshop report outlines the conceptual framework of CPR, identifying challenges within the law. It documents the rich discussions on legal strategies used by field-based activists for asserting rights in relation to forest, water and land within the framework of CPR.




    Human-Rights- Concepts-Law

    Human Rights: Concepts, Law & Challenges (2002)

    This workshop report typifies approaches to conducting a state-level programme on human rights. It contains tools to facilitate discussion on the human rights norms, contextualising universal norms in relation to local issues and strategies and provides the national framework for justiciability of human rights.





    Law and Social Action (2001)

    The workshop report outlines the diverse ways in which groups in India are integrating law in social action, discussing perspectives on action research, advocacy, quasi-legal intervention and legal literacy. It then documents the discussions on possibilities and limitations as experienced by PLD and its partner organisations in relation to specific issues and contexts.



    Role of Law

    Role of Law in Development (2000)

    This workshop report focuses on alternative legal processes through three-way collaborations between community groups, local lawyers and PLD. This report documents group discussions on case studies that surface the political economy of law and the creative strategies in law to challenge marginalization.