Rule Of Law: Justice by Publicity


Albania gets a black mark for staging show trials of political opponents in the worst Stalinist tradition. Cameroun is condemned for banning opposition parties. Portugal is reprimanded for censoring its press. U.S. segregationists are denounced for flouting the U.S. Constitution. With Olympian impartiality, the quarterly Bulletin of the International Commission of Jurists attacks violations of human rights wherever it finds them.

The outspoken association of 40,000 judges, lawyers and law professors from more than 60 non-Communist countries does not really expect to reform the world. But it is convinced that...

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