human rights, states of emergency, policy, lawyers, NGOs, international law
There has been a runaway proliferation of emergency regimes worldwide in recent decades. This, coupled with the high incidence of human rights abuses which accompany them, has made states of emergency a matter of increasing concern among human rights policymakers and monitors. The author evaluates the various measures that have been taken by the international community to moderate the effects of emergencies, and outlines possible future strategies to increase the effectiveness of such measures.
Venkat Iyer, "States of Emergency - Moderating Their Effects on Human Rights" (1999) 22:2 Dal LJ 125.