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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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'Living on the Edge': Challenges of Human Security and Survival [Commission on Human Rights]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 31 Aug 10:00 - 14:00


Room 3.94

After the colonial rule, with the formation of different nation-states, there is large scale migration in different parts of the globe and more intense struggle or fight for access and command over various natural resources, be it oil, forest or mineral resources. Because of this more intense exploitation of natural resources, the environment is also adversely affected resulting various types of environmental degradations and survival of certain sections of population more difficult. The more powerful or influential and affluent sections could migrate to better places for survival which is not possible for the disadvantaged people because of various reasons. Indigenous people, all over the world, appreciably depend on forest for their survival. They get food, fuel, fodder and even medicine from the forest. Any change in the forest situation or forest type may affect their survival. Thus even the commercial a forestation may create problem. This may, on one hand, affect their subsistence pattern and also their health as medicinal plants and proper nutrition may not be available. Again, deforestation may lead to soil erosion and flood in different areas. The indigenous people have evolved their practices which are suitable in a given eco-system. Documentation of such traditional practices may help to develop sustainable development strategy. Again, in many flood prone areas or coastal areas, a land-owner may become landless due to erosion. Unable to face the stress, people commit suicide. This happens more when people take loan for development. All these issues may be examined in this panel.


  • P 87.1
    • Prof. Chaudhuri, Buddhadeb (Retired)
  • P 87.2
    • Prof. Chaudhuri, Buddhadeb (Retired)

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Human being is keenly desired to survive and for that a man remains associated with certain activities or work. Production of such works either directly gives him the desired requirements or it provides them the capacity to purchase the objects required for sustaining their livelihood. Such activities or works are regarded as the human occupation. However, there are several factors which can creat ... More
The tribals depend on forest to meet their need particularly related to food, fuel and fodder. Apart from these and various other items, they also get the medicinal plants from the forest. But due to several external and internal means they are now getting out of it. If herbal medicine was not available properly from the forest then there will be no more existence of traditional medicine system an ... More
Presented by Dr. SAMIK ROY on 31/8/2019 at 8:20
The indigenous people all-over world are struggling for their mere survival and the modern nation-states are less concerned about their rights. There is a growing need to protect the ‘right to livelihood’ of the indigenous people. But in India since the pre-colonial era the struggle for the rights to livelihood among the disadvantaged communities, more particularly the indigenous people in dif ... More
Presented by Dr. Dipak K. MIDYA on 31/8/2019 at 12:55
The interaction between man and environment may be prevalent through its entire existence of life and ultimately it leads to the survival of human being and preservation of their cultural heritages. But the deterioration of the environment through depletion of its resources such as soil/land, forest, air and water; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and ... More
Presented by Dr. SAMAR BISWAS on 31/8/2019 at 10:35
Human Rights are the rights provided by the Nature. In other words we can say that Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world, from birth until death. They apply regardless of where you are from, what you believe or how you choose to live your life. According to United Nations Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationalit ... More
Presented by Dr. Surendra PANDEY on 31/8/2019 at 12:15
This paper critically examines the dominant discourses pertaining to and emanated from the ‘root causes of conflict’ in the implementation process of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord 1997 in Bangladesh. Focusing on multi-layered peace building attempts and resistances in the local context, this paper investigates the strength and limits of the peace discourses in its relationship ... More
Presented by Dr. Ranjan Saha PARTHA on 31/8/2019 at 9:00
The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. Today, 8.5% of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over. Old age, also called senescence, in human beings, the final stage of the normal life span which is the last stage in the life processes of an individual and it is an age group or generation comprising a segment of the oldest members of a population. Old age ... More
Presented by Madhushikha SRIVASTAVA on 31/8/2019 at 13:15
The paper presents empirical evidence on how climate change is impacting child health and how different actors of health care system are responding towards climate change. The study used comparative case study approach through mixed method techniques. The paper argues that in case of Sundarbans, climate change is re-moulding the existing societal structures by overlapping the differential vulnerab ... More
Presented by Dr. Upasona GHOSH on 31/8/2019 at 8:40
Veddas could retain their socio- economic structure until the 20th century. The initial changes in the social structure of the Vedda community commenced as a result of the extensive irrigation projects launched, after the country gained independence. While new Vedda settlements came into being as a result of these projects, the vast extent of jungle lands, which they had been occupying, dwindled i ... More
Presented by Dr. Yasanjali Devika JAYATILLEKE on 31/8/2019 at 8:00
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