Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence

Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Bangalore, India, 24-26 February 1988

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Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence

Series Title: Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series
Publication date: 1 January 1988
Size: 296mm x 208mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-329-2
Pages: 264

One of an eight-volume series recording the development of international jurisprudence in human rights issues and, in particular, the domestic application of international human rights norms. Discussion focused on recent developments in the common law whereby judges and lawyers generally are beginning to draw on international human rights jurisprudence in order to augment the domestic law of their jurisdictions both within and beyond the Commonwealth.

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Introduction by the Commonwealth Secretary-General

"The Bangalore Principles" - Chairman's Concluding Statement

List of Participants


Opening Ceremony Address by the Hon Justice M Rama Jois

Inaugural Address by the Convenor, The Hon Justice P N Bhagwati

Resource Papers
- "International Human Rights Norms" by Justice Rajsoomer Lallah
- "Freedom of Expression: Relevant International Principles" by Mr Anthony Lester, QC
- "Fundamental Rights in their Economic, Social and Cultural Context" by Justice P N Bhagwati
- "The Role of the Judge in Advancing Human Rights by Reference to Human Rights Norms" by Justice M D Kirby, CMG
- "The Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms" by Justice Muhammad Haleem

Annexes I-III The International Bill of Human Rights :
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Optional Protocol thereto

Annex IV European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Annex V European Social Charter

Annex VI The Inter-American Convention on Human Rights

Annex VII The African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights

Annex VIII List of Instruments in chronological order

Annex IX Selected Case-Law Summaries

Annex X Selected Bibliography on the main Human Rights Instruments

Annex XI Background paper on the work of the Commonwealth Secretariat's Human Rights Unit