Law

The Commonwealth promotes and strengthens the rule of law that underpins strong democratic and accountable governance. Topics include legal and judicial reform, human rights, women’s rights, transnational crimes and the legal aspects of international trade negotiations. 

Publication date: 1 June 2005
Format: Paperback

This Guide provides practical information on the International Criminal Court, the relevant principles of international law and the new laws adopted in each State. It will serve as an important guide for legal professionals and all those working in the criminal justice system.

Contributor: Yash Ghai, Jill Cottrell
Publication date: 1 May 2004
Format: Paperback

Examines the record of jurisdictions in which attempts have been made at judicial enforcement of economic, social and cultural rights. Contributions provide insights into the methods, specificity, and limits of judicial enforcement.

Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

There is a history of case law within the Commonwealth where there have been legal challenges to unconstitutional overthrow of Governments. The courts as well as the Commonwealth refused to recognise the legality of such changes. This publication is a compilation of relevant cases.

Contributor: John Hatchard
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

This title provides an overview of some of the key legal issues that affect youth in Commonwealth countries. The issues covered fall, directly or indirectly, within the scope of the Harare Commonwealth Declaration of 1991.

Series title: Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence
Publication date: 1 January 2001
Format: Paperback

This volume contains the papers presented at the Eighth Judicial Colloquium of the Domestic Application of International Human Rights, held in Bangalore, India on 27-30th December 1998. This meeting marked the culmination of a series of colloquia started a decade earlier.

Publication date: 1 January 2000
Format: Paperback

This volume fills the gap in existing literature on the promotion of the human rights of women through the judiciary. It presents useful actual experiences of judges and experts, and highlights case laws which demonstrate successful applications of international standards to advance women's interests in national courts.

Contributor: Carl W Dundas
Publication date: 1 January 1998
Format: Hardback

This compendium presents the constitutional provisions and election laws of a number of selected Commonwealth countries in a user-friendly way.

Contributor: Carl W Dundas
Publication date: 1 January 1998
Format: Hardback

This compendium presents the constitutional provisions and election laws of a number of selected Commonwealth countries in a user-friendly way.

Contributor: Carl W Dundas
Publication date: 1 January 1998
Format: Hardback

This compendium presents the constitutional provisions and election laws of a number of selected Commonwealth countries in a user-friendly way.

Series title: Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence Series
Publication date: 1 January 1998
Format: Paperback

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.

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