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.
1979 has been a remarkable year for human rights. It has seen the toppling in Africa of three most brutal dictators. Military regimes have given way to a return to civilian rule in Latin America (Bolivia,
Ecuador and Nicaragua), in Africa (Ghana and Nigeria) and in Asia (Bangladesh). There has been progress towards greater democracy in Brazil. The course of some of these events is described in this Review.
This issue features a comparative study of the law and practice relating to the detention of suspects before trial in Belgium, England, France and West Germany. One of the authors is a former Secretary to the European Commission on Human Rights.
In addition, this edition features articles on:
- Human rights in the world:
- -El Salvador
- -Pakistan and Bangladesh
- -Human Rights Committee
- -UN Sub-Commission
- – Pre-trial detention in Western Europe, by S. Grosz, A.B. McNulty and P.J. Duffy
- ICJ news
- Judicial application of the rule of law: Sunday Times case, European Court of Human Rights