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

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dc.contributor.author Forster, Christine en_US
dc.contributor.author Jivan, Vedna en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:56:42Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:56:42Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007005097 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Forster Christine and Jivan Vedna 2008, 'Public Interest Litigation and Human Rights Implementation: The Indian and Australian Experience', BEPRESS; Asian Law Institute, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 143-172. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1932-0205 en_US
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 state?s 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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher BEPRESS; Asian Law Institute en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Public Interest Litigation and Human Rights Implementation: The Indian and Australian Experience en_US
dc.parent Asian Journal of Comparative Law en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
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 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046217 en_US
dc.personcode 040091 en_US
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
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dc.staffid 040091 en_US


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