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Constitutionalism , Human Rights & The Rule of Law

by Mool Chand Sharma

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English

Publisher

Universal Law Publishing

ISBN

8175344512 - Year: 2005 - Pages: 314

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Hardcover

Mool Chand Sharma

Author: Mool Chand Sharma
Raju Ramachandran/
Editor(s): Mool Chand Sharma / Raju Ramachandran
Publisher: Universal Law Publishing
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 314
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8175344512

Description

Sometimes words of praise are not enough; sometimes they are redundant and soemtimes even the most gifted of us fail to manage a fitting tribute. The tap of creativity simply gurglws and fals dead. A person of Spli Sorabjee's stature, who has been a fearless lawyer and a spirited champion ofhuman rights in the mind and a musician, a poet and a crusader of sorts at heart, often makes us grope so helplessly for words of apreciation that language itself seems deficient.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF SOLI J SORABJEE

Soli Jehangir Sorabjee was the Attorney General for India from April 1998 to May 2004, which constitutional office he has also held in 1989-1990. He was the solicitor General of India and Addl. Solicitor General of India in late seventies. He started legal practice in 1953 and was designated Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India in 1971. Mr Sorabjee mainly practices in the field of constitutional and administrative law. He was a Member of the National Commission to Review the working of the Constitution. He is the President of the United Lawyers Association. He is the Vice-President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He is also the Ford Foundation Chair in the national Law School University of India in Bangalore. He is also Member, Executive Committee of the International Law association and the International Association of Constitutional Lawyers. He is a honorary Professor of Law at the Gujarat National Law School, Gandhinagar.

He was appointed by the United Nations Human rights commission as Special Rapporteur in October 1997 to report to the UN General Assembly on human rights situation in Nigeria. He was appointed in May 1999 as the Personal Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights for East Timor. He is a member of the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities since 1998. In July 2004 he was unanimously elected as Chariperson of the 56th Session of the Un Sub-Commission on Promotion and Protection of Human Rights. He is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The constitutional importance in different High Courts and in the Supreme Court of India, particularly cases relating to the Freedom of Expression, Freedom of the Press and Protection of Human Rights. He appeared and successfully argued in April 2000 for the Government of India in the International court of Justice at The Hague in relation to the Pakistan complaint regarding aerial incident. He was awarded in 1952 the Kinloch Forbes gold Medal in Roman Law and Jurisprudence. Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award, was conferred on him in March 2002.

He has written many articles and books, which include The Law of the Press Censorship in India; The emergency, Censorship and the Press in India; Monographs on equality in the United States and India and Protection of Human Rights in Emergencies; Chapter on the Constitution and the Governor in the Governor, Sag or Saboteur (1985). He has edited a book Law & Justice-An Anthology of legal essays (Universal). He has delivered several lectures on different aspects of constitutional and administrative law and in particular on press freedom, independence of the judiciary and human rights. He also contributes a regular fortnightly column in one of the national dailies. His other interests are literature, especially poetry and music, particularly jazz. He is the President of Jazz India, Delhi.

Contents

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF INDIA

MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT OF INDIA

MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

INTRODUCTION

The President’s Role and Responsibility in the Constitution
K R NARAYANAN

A Peep into the Past-A Gaze into Future
Y V CHANDRACHUD

A New Constitutional Consensus in the United Kingdom
R T HON THE LORD WOOLF

With Whom Law, Liberty and Poetry are a Passion
M N VENKATACHALIAH

How Like an Angel
LORD COOKE

The Bangalore Principles
ANTHONY LESTER Q C

Soli Sorabjee’s Example & the Struggle Against Terrorism
JUSTICE MICHAEL KIRBY AC CMG

Fair Trial or free Press? Law’s Response to Trial by Media
M JAGANNADHA RAO

Some Thoughts of a South African Judge
ALBIE SACHS

A Uniform Civil Code-Equal Rights for all Women
LEILA SETH

Expanding role of the Judiciary in south Asia
DR KAMAL HOSSAIN

The Road to Constitutionalism in the United Kingdom-Renewal and Reform
PROFESSOR JEFFREY JOWELL QC

Contemporary Issues in International Humanitarian Law
DATO’ PARAM CUMARASWAMY

Rule of Law-The Sieges Within
GOOLAM E VAHANVATI

The President’s Choice of the Prime Minister in a Hung Parliament
T R ANDHYARUJINA

Dipping a toe into the Law
GRANVILLE AUSTIN

Appointment of Judges to the higher Judiciary
C S VAIDYANATHAN

Media Reporting of Crime and Fair Trial Guarantee
N R MADHAVA MENON

The commission on Human Rights and Nigeria-From Pariah to Progress?
STEPHANIE T KLEINE-AHLBRANDT

Lest We Forget!
C R IRANI

Activism and Self-Restraint
AHARON BARAK

Criticism of the Judiciary and Contempt of Court
ARVIND P DATAR

Soli Sorabjee-A Man for all Seasons
RAJNI KUMAR

Constitutional democracy and Access to Justice
MOOL CHAND SHARMA

AFTERWORD
RAJU RAMACHANDRAN

A FEW IMPORTANT CASES
ABOUT CONTRIBUTORS

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