Attacks on Justice: the harassment and persecution of judges and lawyers, June 1992 – June 1993
The report was presented before the United Nations Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. Since 1989, the UN Sub-Commission has given special attention to monitoring attacks against the judiciary and the legal profession.
The French expert in the UN Sub-Commission has produced four excellent successive reports indicating measures taken by states to strengthen or weaken judicial and legal independence. This year, the Sub-Commission recommended that its parent body, the Commission on Human Rights, appoint a Special Rapporteur on the Independence of the Judiciary and the Legal Profession.
This recommendation will come before the February 1994 meeting of the Commission for adoption. The CIJL welcomed the recognition by the United Nations that the independence of the judiciary is a principal core of the legal protection of human rights.
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