This title provides an overview of some of the key legal issues that affect youth in Commonwealth countries. The issues covered fall, directly or indirectly, within the scope of the Harare Commonwealth Declaration of 1991.
Preface Foreword Introduction Chapter 1: Constitutions Why a Constitution? Who Makes a Constitution? Learning About Your Constitution Protecting Your Constitution Preventing the Weakening of Your Constitution Chapter 2: Law, Society and Legal Systems Meaning of "Law" Limits of the Law Classification of Law and Legal Systems The Commonwealth Legal Heritage Chapter 3: Governance Taking Part in the Political Process Structure of the State Commonwealth Observer Group on the Presidential and National Assembly Elections in Zambia Chapter 4: Enforcing/Protecting Rights Introduction International Human Rights The International Bill of Rights Rights of Children and Youth Rights of Women Tackling Racial Discrimination Group Rights Administration of Justice Rights of Workers Right to Development Humanitarian Law Dealing with Serious Human Rights Abuses Constitutional Rights Enforcing Rights through the Courts Developing Constitutional Rights Right to Life Offices of the Ombudsman and Human Rights Commissions The Impact of Emergency Powers on Constitutional Rights Chapter 5: Making Your Views Known and Obtaining Access to Information Freedom of Expression and Assembly Freedom of Information Chapter 6: Youth and the Criminal Justice System Young People and Crime The Police and the Public Rights of Youth in Trouble with the Law The Sentence of the Court