The Singarasa Case: Quis Custodiet: A Test for the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct

Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, pp. 500-521, 2008

Hebrew University International Law Research Paper No. 04-09

23 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2009

Date Written: January 26, 2009

Abstract

This Essay considers the 2006 Sri Lankan Supreme Court case, Singarasa v. Attorney General, which declared unconstitutional the state's eight-year-old accession to the Protocol permitting the Human Rights Committee to examine complaints of violation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. It places the decision in the context of the Committee's earlier findings of Covenant violations by Sri Lanka resulting from actions by the Court. This forms the basis of a discussion of problems of identifying questionable judicial conduct and the relevance of the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct.

Keywords: sri lanka,singarasa,human rights,ICCPR, court, judicial conduct, bangalore

Suggested Citation

Rodley, Nigel S., The Singarasa Case: Quis Custodiet: A Test for the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct (January 26, 2009). Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, pp. 500-521, 2008, Hebrew University International Law Research Paper No. 04-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1333324

Nigel S. Rodley (Contact Author)

University of Essex ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

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