The purpose of the review is to focus attention on the problems in regard to which lawyers can make their contribution to society in their respective areas of influence and to provide them with the necessary information and data.
The International Bill of Human Rights, which comprises the Universal Declaration and the two International Covenants (with the Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights), is sometimes criticised for being too western-orientated. It is without doubt true that much of the drafting of the document was undertaken by western scholars and the terminology employed, particularly in relation to civil and political rights, is derived from western legal systems.
For this reason, the ICJ is glad to publish in this issue an important and learned article on Human Rights in Islamic Law by a distinguished Islamic scholar and member of the Karachi Bar, Mr Khalid M. Ishaque.
In addition, this edition features articles on:
- Human rights in the world:
- -Chile and Uruguay
- -Southern Africa
- -Human Rights Commission
- -The International Crime of Apartheid
- -Loss of nationality and exile
- -Turkey – reply to Prof. Hirsch
- -Human rights in Islamic law, by Khalid M. Ishaque
- -ILO examination of the human rights situations, by C. Rossillion
- -Development of international humanitarian law, by Samuel Suckow
- -The judiciary in Italy: a reply
- Judicial application of the rule of law
- ICJ News
ICJ Review-12-1974-eng (full text in English, PDF)