Lesson Series 43: Rule of law: The role of the judiciary in human rights implementation

The Issue

The judiciary is the last resort for citizens seeking justice, particularly when it is other government agencies that have violated their rights. When the judiciary itself ignores human rights and participates in the abuse of power–as is common in many parts of Asia–it becomes a serious impediment to citizens and an obstacle to the effective implementation of human rights in the region.

The Lessons

This lesson is the last of a four-part series on the rule of law and human rights implementation.

Lesson 1: Independence of the judiciary

Lesson 2: Systemic and institutional obstacles to the effective functioning of the judiciary