Rights, Emergencies and Judicial Review

Rights, Emergencies and Judicial Review

by Imtiaz Omar, I. Omar, Omar
     
 

ISBN-10: 9041102299

ISBN-13: 9789041102294

Pub. Date: 04/01/1996

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of issues of comparative constitutionalism in emergent politics. Recurrent states of emergency in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh provide the background for a comparative examination of constitutional emergency powers, individual rights, and judicial review. This work examines the extent to which

Overview

This book makes a significant contribution to the understanding of issues of comparative constitutionalism in emergent politics. Recurrent states of emergency in Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh provide the background for a comparative examination of constitutional emergency powers, individual rights, and judicial review. This work examines the extent to which the Court in these countries has performed its expected role, identifies problems in approaches to interpretation which have been adopted, and suggests alternatives to constitutional interpretation and judicial review. The alternatives explored are drawn from contemporary western jurisprudence, including those of Ronald Dworkin and writers of the Critical Legal Studies tradition.
The juxtaposition of western jurisprudential development to issues of constitutionalism in the countries under survey is a bold attempt to seek some common ground in conceptualizing rights and techniques of juristic interpretation in western and eastern legal cultures. The theoretical framework of the study is well-perceived, the arguments convincing. This carefully researched work makes a valuable and scholarly contribution to the study of comparative constitutional law and jurisprudence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789041102294
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1996
Pages:
412

Table of Contents

Preface.
Introduction.
I. The Operation of Constitutional Rights of Citizens - A General Overview of the Three Systems.
II. Preventive Detention in the Legal- Constitutional Systems of the Three Countries.
III. Emergency Powers and Martial Law.
IV. Emergency Powers, the Executive and the Court.
V. Constitutional Rights and Emergency: Some Basic Issues.
VI. Malaysia: Jurisprudence of the Formal Style.
VII. Sri Lanka: Uncoordinated Jurisprudence.
VIII. Bangladesh: Jurisprudence of Legality.
Appendix I: Constitution of Malaysia.
Appendix II: Constitution of Sri Lanka.
Appendix III: Constitution of Bangla Desh.
Table of Abbreviations.
Table of Cases.
Table of Legislation.
Bibliography.
Index.

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