International Human Rights Law in the Commonwealth Caribbean
Angela D. Byre, Beverley Y. Byfield
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1991 - Law - 398 pages
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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Fundamental Human Rights A British judicial
Liberty and security of person
HI The right to a fair trial
Article 6 of the European
Access to court for breach of fundamental rights
an Indian perspective
Access to court under the InterAmerican system
Equality before the
the European Convention
Equality and the Indian Constitution
Freedom of association and trade union activities
Freedom of association under the European Convention
The role of governments in strengthening human rights
The role of nongovernmental organisations in
Right to life and human dignity
a U S perspective
Freedom of expression
Freedom of expression in the United States and beyond
Contributors and participants
1991 Kluwer Academic accused action alleged Amendment Angela Antigua and Barbuda applicant applicant's arrest Attorney authority Barbados Belize breach of Article Byfield eds Byre and Beverley challenges Committee Commonwealth Caribbean complaints concerned Constitution contravention conviction counsel countries Court of Appeal criminal offence death penalty decision Declaration defendant detained detention discrimination effect EHRR equality established European Commission European Convention European Court fair trial freedom of association freedom of expression fundamental rights Government Grenada guarantees Guyana held Human Rights Law India individual Inter-American Interights International Human Rights interpretation issues Jamaica JCHR JCPC judge judgment judicial jurisdiction jury Justice lawyers legislation liberty ment obligations officer Ombudsman opinion organisations parties peremptory challenges person police principles prisoners Privy Council procedure proceedings protection provisions punishment question reasonable recognised redress regional relevant remedy Report restrictions sentence Supreme Court tion trade union treatment Trinidad and Tobago United Kingdom violation