Public Interest Litigation and Human Rights Implementation: The Indian and Australian Experience

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dc.contributor.author Forster, CM
dc.contributor.author Jivan, VR
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:42Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation Asian Journal of Comparative Law, 2008, 3 (1), pp. 143 - 172
dc.identifier.issn 1932-0205
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10475
dc.description.abstract Public interest litigation ['PIL'], typically defined as proceedings in which the public or the community at large has some pecuniary or legal interest, demonstrates an ability to foster human rights compliance. It does this by enabling broader community or `public' interests to be recognised and enforced through the judicial process, thereby revealing greater potential than private rights litigation in addressing the systemic nature of many human rights violations. This in turn has presented greater opportunities domestically to monitor each states accountability to international human rights standards. This paper compares and contrasts the emergence and development of PIL in two jurisdictions - India and Australia. India was chosen for its remarkable and extensive development of PIL unparalleled in Commonwealth jurisdictions to date, and Australia, for its adoption of a much more restrained and traditional trajectory in line with other members of the Commonwealth. Although PIL has developed differently in the two countries, inevitably shaped by differences in culture, economic development, law and politics, both provide illustrations of PIL's potential (and limitations) in facilitating the development of human rights norms in domestic legal systems.
dc.publisher BEPRESS; Asian Law Institute
dc.title Public Interest Litigation and Human Rights Implementation: The Indian and Australian Experience
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Asian Journal of Comparative Law
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 3
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Singapore en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 143 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 172 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 040091
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords public interest litigation, human rights implementation, India, Australia, comparative en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Law Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)
utslib.collection.history Uncategorised (ID: 363)


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