Advocate Mahbubul Islam Defending Human Rights through Public Interest Litigation: Role of Human Rights Activists in Bangladesh http://www.hrpb.org.bd/images/PDF_File_%20RPB/Advocate%20Mahbubul%20Islam.pdf … Read more . . .
Public Interest Litigation Remedies – Public Interest Litigation (PIL) – Part: 1 We briefly dealt with Public Interest Litigation in the earlier Project on “Knowledge of Law Essential for Public Servants”. For your beneift the biref is reproduced hereunder: A … Read more . . .
Kuwait’s ‘Stateless’ Class: A Ticking Time BombMay 15, 2012http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2012/05/the-stateless-issue-kuwait-bomb.html “My grandfather was born in Kuwait, my father was born in Kuwait and I am a son of Kuwait … I have five children, all born in Kuwait. But I couldn’t … Read more . . .
Memorandum about an episode in Gatwick Airport on 1. December 1996 by Elias Davidsson On 1. December 1996, I spent a few hours at the Transit Hall of the Gatwick Airport (London), coming from Oviedo (Spain), where I had given … Read more . . .
The equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all economic, social and cultural rights (art. 3 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights) General comment No. 16 (2005) E/C.12/2005/4. (General Comments) … Read more . . .
Criminalization of Poverty in Canada by OWJN, July 2008 http://www.owjn.org/owjn_2009/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=67 What is Poverty? In Canada, poverty is commonly defined by the low income cut-offs (LICOs) established by Statistics Canada. LICOs represent the poverty line in Canada and “convey the … Read more . . .
U.S. denies private cause of action for violations of ICCPR (source: Wikipedia) The United States Senate ratified the ICCPR in 1992, with five reservations, five understandings, and four declarations. Some have noted that with so many reservations, its implementation has … Read more . . .
Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in Africa At the 32nd Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights ( Banjul, The Gambia, 2002) African countries adopted a Declaration of Principles on Freedom of Expression in … Read more . . .
U.S. Court Allows CIA Kidnapping and Torture [Opinion] State secret doctrine prohibits judicial review by Darin Foster, 6 March 2007, Ohmy Newshttp://english.ohmynews.com/articleview/article_view.asp?no=348782&rel_no=1 Imagine the following. You are on vacation in a foreign country, walking along the street and admiring the … Read more . . .
Italy convicts ‘U.S. agents’ in CIA kidnap trial CNN, November 4, 2009 4:26 p.m. EST ROME, Italy (CNN) — Nearly two dozen Americans — most thought to work for the CIA — were sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday … Read more . . .
The CIA’s Kidnapping Ring U.S. ally Uzbekistan teaches interrogators how to boil suspected terrorists to death By Nat Hentoff Tuesday, Apr 12 2005 (Village Voice) U.S. law and international conventions bar sending prisoners to another nation unless there are strong assurances of … Read more . . .
Towards holistic transnational protection against kidnapping: public law approaches Cecilia Marcela Bailliet, 28 February 2010 My most recent area of research is the global criminal phenomenon of kidnapping as it relates to an increased presentation of asylum claims in the United … Read more . . .
We have your sons: CIA March 10 2003 By Olga Craig Sunday Telegraph Two young sons of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the suspected mastermind of the September 11 attacks, are being used by the CIA to force their father to talk. Yousef … Read more . . .
[In the following story, a British judge, Mr Justice Collins, ruled that British soldiers participating in an illegal war of aggression outside the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom, such as in Iraq and Afghanistan, are protected by the British Human Rights Act and are entitled to “dignity” (while killing the ‘natives’, whose right to life is not protected by anyone). Such perverse sense of justice appears to have broken records of obscenity. The Webmaster]Read more . . .
Drummond [Corporation] faces trial for wrongful deaths of employees in Columbia By Stephen Flanagan Jackson (copyright March 2007 ? LatinAmericanPost.com) Case under Alient Tort claims act. Right wing paramilitary in Colombia stopped bus of union workers coming from the Drummond … Read more . . .
FROM BARBARA W. WALL: LEGAL WATCH COURT MAY NOT POSTPONE RULING ON ACCESS TO SUBMITTED DOCUMENTS http://www.gannett.com/go/newswatch/2006/january/nw0120-5.htm A court may not postpone deciding whether documents submitted in connection with a request to dismiss a case should be open to the … Read more . . .
Links to Freedom of information organisations Freedominfo.org, the online network of freedom of information advocates Foiadvocates.net: Freedom of Information Advocates Network … Read more . . .
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In the first decision of its kind from an international tribunal, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled yesterday that there is a fundamental human right to access government information.
The Right to Access to Court under the Caselaw of the European Court of Human Rights — Topic Brief http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/EXTLAWJUSTINST/0,,contentMDK:20760742~menuPK:1990386~pagePK:210058~piPK:210062~theSitePK:1974062,00.html The right to access to court is one of the components of the right to fair trial protected by Article … Read more . . .