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NCJ Number: 141382 Find in a Library
Title: HOW EFFECTIVE ARE BILLS OF RIGHTS IN PROTECTING INDIVIDUAL FREEDOMS?
Journal: Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy  Volume:15  Issue:1  Dated:(Winter 1992)  Pages:53-55
Author(s): T B Olson
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 3
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A few examples are cited to illustrate that bills of rights may exist throughout the world yet fail to provide the same protection of individual liberties that citizens of the United States enjoy.
Abstract: The examples of bills of rights cited serve to introduce a panel that attempts to determine what makes a bill of rights effective and how effective can a bill of rights be at protecting freedom and civil liberties. Countries other than the United States have bills of rights, but, in practice, these documents often neglect their purported goals. Cambodia's bill of rights, for example, guarantees among other rights the freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of assembly and protects individual Cambodian citizens from physical violation. In practice, the rights ostensibly guaranteed by this document have not been guaranteed. 16 footnotes
Main Term(s): Bill of Rights; Legislative impact
Index Term(s): Civil rights; Foreign laws; Foreign policies; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
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