Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 7

Seventh Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Georgetown, Guyana, 3-5 September 1996

Paperback: £50.00
978-0-85092-562-3

Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence, Volume 7

Series Title: Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series
Publication date: 1 January 1998
Size: 297mm x 210mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-562-3
Pages: 270

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. The papers in the opening section discuss the ways in which domestic courts have given effect (or have failed to give effect) to the norms established under international human rights treaties. In the second part, two papers look at the particular problem of compliance with international human rights standards and the death penalty in the Commonwealth Caribbean. The following sections deal with two substantive topics, the right to freedom of expression and the right to a fair trial.

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Preface

Participants

The Georgetown Conclusions

Table of Cases

PAPERS

Opening Address by Hon Mr Justice Aubrey Bishop

I. The Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms

Changing Commonwealth Caribbean Constitutions to Conform with Human Rights Norms
Lloyd G. Barnett

The Relevance of International Human Rights Norms
Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC

Application of International Human Rights Law in New Zealand
Hon Justice Sir Kenneth Keith, KBE

Application of International Human Rights Law in Britain
Hon Sir John Laws

II. The Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: The Case of the Death Penalty and the Commonwealth Caribbean

The Death Penalty: Remedying The Problems of Compliance with International Standards in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Hon Mr Justice R Carl Rattray, OJ, QC

The Commonwealth Caribbean and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Andreas Mavrommatis

III. Freedom of Expression

Freedom of Expression in the Caribbean
Hon Madame Justice Jean Permanand

Freedom of Expression in India
Soli J. Sorabjee, SC

Freedom of Expression under the European Convention on Human Rights
Lord Lester of Herne Hill, QC and Natalia Schiffrin

US Constitutional First Amendment Jurisprudence: A Historical Perspective
Hon Judge Betty B. Fletcher

IV. The Right to a Fair Trial

The Right to a Fair Trial and Access to Justice in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Hon Mr Justice Stanley Moore

The Right of Access to Court in European Law, with Special Reference to Article 6(1) of the European Convention on Human Rights and to European Community Law
Francis G. Jacobs

Liberty and Security of the Person in India, with Particular Emphasis on Access to Courts
Hon Mr Justice P.N. Bhagwati

ANNEXES