This legal Journal is devoted to the administration of justice within different countries. It also strives to deepen understanding of and widen agreement on the principles of the rule of law in all countries.
This edition coincides with the International Congress of Jurists held in Delhi in January 1959 under the aegis of the ICJ. The 185 judges, lawyers and professors of law who came from 53 countries to take part in the Congress unanimously recognized that freedom and justice were two closely connected concepts deeply rooted in the mind of every human being. Moreover the Congress, in its well-known Declaration of Delhi, reasserted the Rule of Law.
This edition features:
- Editorial: The rule of law in a changing world
- International Congress of Jurists, New Delhi, India
- -The Declaration of Delhi
- -Conclusions of the Congress
- -A questionnaire on the rule of law
- -Summary of the working paper on the rule of law
- -Reflections in the Declaration of Dehli, by Vivian Bose
- -The background to the Congress of New Delhi, by Norman S. Marsh
- The layman and the law in England, by Sir Carleton Allen, Q.C.
- Legal aspects of civil liberties in the United States and recent developments
- Notes: Judicial independence in the Philippines, by Vincente J. Francisco
- Book reviews:
- -Fundamental Law of Pakistan, by A.K. Brohi
- -Journal of the Indian Law Institute, Volume I, Nos. 1 and 2, by the Indian Law Institute
- -The Burma Law Institute Journal, Volume I, No. 1, by the Burma Law Institute
- -The Press in Authoritarian Countries, by the International Press Institute
- -Contempt of Court; Legal Penalties: the need for revision, by ‘Justice’ (British Section of the ICJ)
- Note on publications of the ICJ