International Human Rights Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean

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Angela D. Byre, Beverley Y. Byfield
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1991 - Law - 398 pages
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This book brings together a unique collection of papers concerning the protection of human rights under Bills of Rights in CommonwealthCaribbean Countries and under regional and international human rightstreaties. The papers have been prepared by distinguished judges, legal practitioners, government officers and members of non-governmental human rights organisations.
The work demonstrates the relevance of international human rights law in domestic cases, and considers practical ways of strengthening effective protection of human rights through constitutional and international laws and mechanisms.
The book is arranged on a thematic basis, with each chapter being devoted to papers and discussions on a particular human rights issue. The issues covered are: the use of available remedies; liberty and security of the person; the right to a fair trial; access to court; the right to life and human dignity; freedom of expression; equality before the law; freedom of association; the role of Governments and of non-governmental organisations in the protection and the promotion of human rights.
  

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Contents

Fundamental Human Rights A British judicial
9
the InterAmerican
23
Liberty and security of person
33
HI The right to a fair trial
63
Article 6 of the European
76
Access to court for breach of fundamental rights
119
an Indian perspective
125
Access to court under the InterAmerican system
132
Equality before the
229
the European Convention
244
Equality and the Indian Constitution
257
Freedom of association and trade union activities
281
Freedom of association under the European Convention
298
The role of governments in strengthening human rights
309
The role of nongovernmental organisations in
331
structures
359

Right to life and human dignity
141
a U S perspective
170
Freedom of expression
179
Freedom of expression in the United States and beyond
211
Conclusions
369
Contributors and participants
393
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