oa Advocate - A state of democracy

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8743



There is a tendency to look at the development of human rights by reference to how the courts and the government perform. While seminal decisions directly impact on the lives of all, as does remedial legislation, the state of a country's human rights evolution is ultimately judged by the extent to which its people exercise and enjoy the basic freedoms. In turn these are reflected in the quality of life and the ability to attain one's potential through security of person, respect of dignity and of life, freedom of expression, accountability, integrity, and political and social vision. I will focus only on the courts and some aspects of state action and our social morality.

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