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Law and Justice: The Case for Parliamentary Scrutiny

As part of its efforts to strengthen the capacity of parliaments to promote and protect human rights, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, in collaboration with the International Commission of Jurists and the Association for the Prevention of Torture, organized this seminar, which was held from 25 to 27 September 2006 at IPU Headquarters, to address the question of due administration of justice and the contribution parliaments can make in this respect.

Members of parliamentary human rights bodies and specialized parliamentary committees on justice and internal affairs from over 40 countries exchanged views and identified ways in which parliaments can promote and help safeguard the due administration of prisons, the independence of the Judiciary, the right to fair trial and the rights of accused, detainees and prisoners. The brochure contains the experts' contributions, extracts of the debates and summary and recommendations
of the Rapporteur of the seminar.

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