Lesson Series 57: Arbitrary deprivation of life in the Philippines

The Issue While the right to life is a fundamental human right that forms the basis of all international human rights norms and principles, there are unfortunately numerous forms of arbitrary deprivation of life that occur throughout Asia. These include enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. The existence of such gross human rights violations belies the […]

Lesson Series 51: Case study of judicial activism: The Supreme Court of India’s Best Bakery judgment, 2004

THE ISSUE Innumerable cases of delayed trials or courts acquitting human rights abusers can be found around Asia. A common reason for this is faulty investigation. When the investigation mechanism fails, the role of other justice institutions is also endangered. At such times, it is necessary for these institutions to take up their roles more […]