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Constitutional government and human rights in a developing society

Joseph A. L. Cooray

Constitutional government and human rights in a developing society

by Joseph A. L. Cooray

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Published by Printed at the Colombo Apothecaries" Co. in Colombo .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka.
    • Subjects:
    • Constitutional history -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Civil rights -- Sri Lanka.,
    • Human rights -- Sri Lanka.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliographical footnotes.

      Statementby Joseph A. L. Cooray.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJQ652 .C64
      The Physical Object
      Pagination81 p.
      Number of Pages81
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4527281M
      LC Control Number76904451

      The UK’s constitutional culture values civil liberties (at least in the abstract). There is a formal embrace of human rights values within government. Plenty of lip service is paid to human rights values both within and outside of government. The UK is also an advocate for extending and improving human rights protection internationally. Unlike other books on the Human Rights Act, the book looks beyond the Human Rights Act itself to its effect on public law as a whole. The book articulates in novel ways the relationship between the Act and administrative and constitutional law. It suggests that the Human Rights Act has built on the common law constitution.

      The phrase "human rights" may be used in an abstract and philosophical sense, either as denoting a special category of moral claim that all humans may invoke or, more pragmatically, as the manifestation of these claims in positive law, for example, as constitutional guarantees to hold Governments accountable under national legal processes. Guide to Human Rights Law & its governing bodies. Provides country-by-country information on the Initiative's activities promoting the rule of law in Africa, Asia, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Middle East and North Africa while providing technical assistance in the following program areas: anti-corruption, criminal law reform and human trafficking, gender issues.

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