Abdication of Responsibility: The Commonwealth and Human Rights

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Human Rights Watch, 1991 - Political Science - 75 pages
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Page 60 - Rights or the incorporation into British law of the European Convention on Human Rights...
Page 59 - require the Authority to broadcast . . . any announcement . . . with or without visual images," and the Postmaster General may "require the Authority to refrain from broadcasting any matter or classes of matter.
Page 59 - To beat off your enemy in a war, you have to suspend some of your civil liberties for a time.
Page 51 - Iraq are engaged in a consistent pattern of gross violations of human rights. And if they were aid recipients, the Administration, by acknowledging this language, would be compelled to terminate assistance.
Page 22 - August, was found acting in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by eavesdropping at...
Page 40 - A lands tribunal shall consist of a Judge of the High Court of a State or of the Federal Revenue Court...
Page 30 - ... iron bars for long periods. Africa Watch has gathered testimony of torture, usually severe beating, of political prisoners, but it is clear that the worst ill-treatment is reserved for criminal prisoners. Repeat criminal offenders are subjected to a "hardcore program" at Nsanje or Dzeleka prisons.
Page 30 - Republics of 1969, included guarantees of prisoners' rights going beyond the United Nations standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners.
Page 37 - Introduced in 196O was designed and meant to be used solely against the communists... My Cabinet colleagues and I gave a solemn promise to Parliament and the nation that the immense powers given to the government under the ISA would never be used to stifle legitimate opposition and silence lawful dissent".
Page 48 - Act allows a magistrate to order someone to appear before him or her if that person "is likely to give material or relevant information as to any alleged offence, whether or not it is known by whom the offence was committed.

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