Session 15: International human rights law and domestic law: problems of applicability and incorporation
26 February 2013
Preparation (30 pages)
- SEI FUJII, Appellant, v. THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, Respondent L. A. No. 21149, Supreme Court of California, 38 Cal. 2d 718; 242 P.2d 617; 1952 (5 pages)
- General Comment No. 03: Implementation at the national level (Art. 2) : . 29/07/81 (1 page)
- PROMISES TO KEEP: IMPLEMENTING CANADA’S HUMAN RIGHTS OBLIGATIONS,Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights, December 2001 (only sections I, II, and III ending before immediate recommendations)
- “BANGALORE PRINCIPLES”, Concluding statement of the Judicial Colloquium held in Bangalore, India from 24-26 February 1988 (2 pages)
- British Human Rights Act 1998, 1998 CHAPTER 42, articles 1 to 5 (1 page)
- International human rights law claims it is agnostic as to implementation, but is there not a certain preference for the monist model?
- Where does Canada stand in relation to other states, including other common law states, in terms of the status of international human rights?
- How do different countries deal with contradictions between international human rights obligations and domestic law?
- IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA, Nallaratnam Singarasa (Presently serving a term of imprisonment) vs. The Hon. Attorney General Attorney General’s Department, 15/09/2006 (14 pages)
- Alan Brudner, “The Domestic Enforcement of International Covenants on Human Rights: A Theoretical Framework” (1985) 35:3 The University of Toronto Law Journal 219-254
- T. Buergenthal, “Modern Constitutions and Human Rights Treaties” (1998) 36 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 211
- L. Henkin, “Constitution Treaties and International Human Rights” (1967) 116 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1012
- René Provost, “Judging in Splending Isolation”, (2008) 56 American Journal of Comparative Law 125
- Yuval Shany, “How Supreme Is the Supreme Law of the Land – Comparative Analysis of the Influence of International Human Rights Treaties upon the Interpretation of Constitutional Texts by Domestic Courts” (2005) 31 Brook. J. Int’l L. 341
- M. A. Waters, “Creeping Monism: The Judicial Trend Toward Interpretive Incorporation of Human Rights Treaties” (2007) 107 Colum. L. Rev. 628