14 Nov 2005

Human Rights advisors claims inconsistency in rulings by Pacific judges

10:15 am on 14 November 2005

A study of judicial decisions across the Pacific has found that judges are not applying the principles of human rights with consistency.

The workshop, organised by the Pacific Regional Rights Resource Team, examined the first Pacific Human Rights Law Digest - a compilation of rulings from cases across the pacific.

The group says when it came to applying laws protecting the rights of children and eliminating discrimination against women, there was no consistency of decision.

Human rights advisor, Imrana Jalal, says in some cases judges were reluctant to apply the principles of international human rights

She says consistency of ruling must be maintained across all pacific countries.