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Narula, Smita

Overview
Works: 30 works in 42 publications in 1 language and 364 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS422.C3, 323.1086940954
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Most widely held works by Smita Narula
Broken people : caste violence against India's "untouchables." by Smita Narula( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is about caste, but it is also about class, gender, poverty, labor, and land. For those at the bottom of its hierarchy, caste is a determinative factor for the attainment of social, political, civil, and economic rights. Most of the conflicts documented in this report take place within very narrow segments of the caste hierarchy, between the poor and the not-so-poor, the landless laborer and the small landowner. The differences lie in the considerable amount of leverage that the higher-caste Hindus or non-Dalits are able to wield over local police, district administrations, and even the state government
India : compounding injustice : the government's failure to redress massacres in Gujarat by Smita Narula( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main recommendations to Indian authorities -- Background to the violence -- Impunity for attacks against Muslims -- Police shootings and false charges against victims -- The Godhra investigation -- Attack on Akshardham -- Inadequate relief to victims -- Lack of government compensation for victims -- Economic marginalization of Muslims -- Communalism as a political strategy -- Recommendations to Indian authorities and the international community -- Acknowledgements
Politics by other means : attacks against Christians in India( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broken people : caste violence against India's "untouchables." by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to food : holding global actors accountable under international law by Smita Narula( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small hands of slavery : bonded child labor in India by Zama Coursen-Neff( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overlooked danger : the security and rights implications of Hindu nationalism in India by Smita Narula( )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal Injustice : Impunity for Communal Violence in India by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The rights-based approach to intellectual property and access to medicine: parameters and pitfalls by Smita Narula( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Access to essential medicines is a fundamental component of the human right to adequate health. In the face of global pandemics, rising drug costs continue to attract a great deal of attention and have opened up a space for the broader conversation around the interaction of states' human rights obligations with their international financial commitments, particularly in the realm of trade and intellectual property. Patent protections can interfere with access to medicine in critical ways, resulting in a 'global drug gap' wherein novel drugs are often inaccessible to most of the world's population. It has been suggested that the human right to health offers a valuable framework for addressing this gap. This Paper will appear in a forthcoming collection entitled Balancing Wealth and Health: Global Administrative Law and the Battle over Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Latin America (Rochelle Dreyfuss and César Rodríguez Garavito, eds.). It analyzes the parameters and pitfalls of a rights-based approach to access to medicines, focusing on the work of international human rights bodies, mechanisms, and procedures on the question of balancing intellectual property and human rights. Part I outlines both the broad and specific parameters of the rights-based approach to intellectual property and access to medicine, while Part II addresses the impediments and obstacles to implementing such an approach in practice. These obstacles arise in connection to key inter-related deficits in international human rights law around the issues of legitimacy, accountability, and domestic capacity. The Paper concludes that the full and equitable realization of the right to adequate health depends greatly on the capacity and political inclination of domestic actors to enforce international norms
International Financial Institutions, Transnational Corporations and Duties of States by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reclaiming the right to food as a normative response to the global food crisis by Smita Narula( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The number of hungry in the world has crossed the one billion mark, a dubious milestone that has been attributed in large part to consecutive food and economic crises. Over ninety-eight percent of these individuals live in the developing world. Ironically, a great majority are involved in food production as small-scale independent food producers or agricultural laborers. These facts and figures signal a definitive blow to efforts to reduce global hunger and lift the world's poorest from abject and dehumanizing poverty. They also bring to light the deep imbalance of power in a fundamentally flawed food system. This Comment explores both the urgency and paucity of the 'right to food' as a legal and normative framework for addressing the current food crisis. It begins with an articulation of the contours and limits of the right to food under international human rights law. It then explores how powerful states, international financial institutions, and transnational corporations affect the right to food globally. The Comment concludes by addressing particular doctrinal challenges that are essential to reclaiming the right to food as a relevant normative framework under economic globalization
The Rights-Based Approach to Intellectual Property and Access to Medicine : Parameters and Pitfalls by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Broken people : caste violence against India's "untouchables" by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International financial institutions, transnational corporations and duties of states by Smita Narula( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

International financial institutions and transnational corporations exert increasing influence on the human rights of populations worldwide. Simultaneously, growing global power imbalances make it increasingly difficult for weaker States to assert full control over policies that are central to their ability to fulfill their human rights obligations. While international human rights norms, and particularly economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights, may have an important role to play in addressing this power imbalance, the existing human rights legal framework is ill-equipped to deal with economic globalization and the human rights impact of powerful global actors. This Paper proposes a way in which these actors may be held accountable for their impacts under existing international human rights law. It first discusses accountability gaps in international law that undermine effective implementation of ESC rights, particularly those relating to non-state and foreign actors. It then critiques two existing arguments on how to read extraterritorial obligations into the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and proposes an alternative method that differentiates between the types of extraterritorial rights obligations that a State may incur. It concludes by suggesting specific ways that international financial institutions and transnational corporations can be held indirectly accountable for the ESC rights violations to which they contribute
Equal by law, unequal by caste : the "untouchable" condition in critical race perspective by Smita Narula( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The missing piece of the puzzle : caste discrimination and the conflict in Nepal by Rajeev Goyal( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Does anyone care?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Activists on behalf of the people known as Dalit or "Untouchables" discuss discrimination against the lower castes in India. Guests are Smita Narula, a Human Rights Watch researcher who recently completed a report on violence against India's Untouchables, and Kenneth Cooper, national editor for the Boston Globe
India: politics by other means : attacks against Christians in India by Smita Narula( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caste discrimination : a global concern : a report by Human Rights Watch for the United Nations World Conference against Rascism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Durban, South Africa, September 2001 by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... focuses on the Dalits or so-called untouchables of South Asia -- including Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan -- as well the Buraku people of Japan, the Osu of Nigeria, and certain groups in Senegal and Mauritania who also suffer from caste-based discrimination. The prominence of caste among South Asian diaspora communities is also revealed. The report ... clearly shows that caste discrimination is a significant bar to basic human rights worldwide. "--Website
The right to food holding global actors accountable under international law by Smita Narula( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the right to food, or the right to be free from hunger, from an international legal standpoint regarding international financial institutions and transnational corporations conducting aid and relief operations in developing countries
 
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Narula, Smita

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