The Singarasa Case: Quis Custodiet: A Test for the Bangalore Principles of Judicial Conduct
Israel Law Review, Vol. 41, pp. 500-521, 2008
23 Pages Posted: 29 Jan 2009
Date Written: January 26, 2009
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
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