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.
This issue contains an important commentary on the legal changes taking place in Turkey. International attention has hitherto focused on alleged human rights violations since the recent military coup, such as torture and arbitrary arrests, and on restrictions declared to be temporary, such as the suspension of all political activity. This commentary draws attention to the perhaps more disturbing long-term effects of the constitutional and legal changes which have been made or are in preparation.
In addition, this edition features articles on:
- Human rights in the world:
- -El Salvador
- -South Korea
- -The legal situation in Turkey
- -Human Rights Commission
- -Involuntary patients in Soviet psychiatric hospitals, by Dr. Anatoly Koryagin
- -Information, technology, law and human rights by Paul Sieghart
- Judicial application of the rule of law:
- -Argentina: administrative tribunal requires evidence to support alleged security reasons for dismissal of a teacher
- -India: the right of detained persons to a lawyer and to visits