Freedom In Peril
RULE OF LAW IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY by Subrata Roy Chowdhury Pinter Publishers, London, 1989, 290 pp., £ 35.00
Sept-Oct 1989, volume 13, No 5

The emergency of 1975 evokes horror even today. Mercifully, it was short-lived. But even that short period saw enough violations of human rights to fill volumes. There are countries living in a permanent state of emergency: Paraguay, Cameroon, Haiti and South Africa, for instance. The protection of human rights in emer-gencies is therefore a major concern of contemporary international law.

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