Strategic Litigation of Human Rights Abuses: A Guidebook for Legal Practitioners from the Commonwealth Caribbean
8 June 2014
An exploratory mission to Jamaica in July 2013 allowed LWBC to get a clear sense of the most pressing human rights issues and patterns of persecution and to get acquainted with prominent legal experts and human rights organizations. Subsequently, the partners decided to draw on their respective expertise to design a tool to support strategic litigation of human rights cases in the region.
While there is a wealth of highly valuable information available to legal practitioners who wish to engage in “strategic litigation” in the area of human rights, this publication’s usefulness lies in its practical nature. Indeed, our objective is to provide human rights lawyers and defenders with concrete notions on how fellow advocates have managed to overcome obstacles and successfully litigate cases of this nature. In addition to the normative framework applicable to constitutional challenges in common law systems, this guidebook addresses practical issues, drawing from the experience of attorneys from the Caribbean region and beyond.
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