Developing Human Rights Jurisprudence

Volume 7: Seventh Judicial Colloquium on the Domestic Application of International Human Rights Norms: Georgetown, Guyana, 3–5 September 1996

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This volume contains the papers delivered at the seventh in a series of judicial colloquia on the domestic application of international human rights norms. The meeting was held in Georgetown, Guyana, from 3rd to the 5th September 1996. The participants were primarily judges from Commonwealth countries and from international and regional human rights tribunals. There were 30 participants, 20 from the Commonwealth and others from Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe and North America.



Freedom of Expression in India

Throughout India's freedom struggle there was a persistent demand for a written Bill of Rights for the people of India which included the guarantee of free speech. Understandably, the Founding Fathers of the Indian Constitution attached great importance to freedom of speech and expression and the freedom of the press. Their experience of waves of repressive measures during British rule convinced them of the immense value of this right in the sovereign democratic republic which India was to be under its Constitution.


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