This book brings together a unique collection of papers concerning the protection of human rights under Bills of Rights in Commonwealth Caribbean Countries and under regional and international human rights treaties. 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.
Introduction. Using the available remedies. Liberty and security of the person. The right to a fair trial. Access to court. Right to life and human dignity. Freedom of expression. Equality before the law. Freedom of association and trade union activities. The role of Governments in strengthening human rights machinery. The role of non-governmental organisations in the protection and promotion of human rights. Conclusions. Appendix.