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Fundamental liberties under the Federal Constitution : a critical analysis

Shuaib, Farid Sufian (2012) Fundamental liberties under the Federal Constitution : a critical analysis. In: Human Rights Law: International, Malaysian and Islamic Perspectives. Sweet & Maxwell Asia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 293-309. ISBN 978-967-5040-87-0

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Fundamental liberties under the Malaysian Federal Constitution which came into being in year 1957 shares similarities with human rights contain in the international instruments. One might even say that the constitutional rights are influenced by an earlier international document namely the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1948. The construction of the fundamental liberties however is very much confined within the four walls of the constitutional documents. The courts have taken great pains to emphasise that although international instruments and cases from other jurisdiction may be referred to, at the end the Malaysian constitution should be construed according to its own language.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 1859/15431
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human rights, Malaysia, constitution
Subjects: J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
J Political Science > JX International law
K Law > K Law (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 16:48
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2013 14:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/15431

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