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Rule of Law: Resources

Essential Principles

The Avalon Project: Documents in Law, History, and Diplomacy. New Haven, CT: Yale Law School, 2008.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/default.asp.

Magna Carta, 1215.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/medieval/magframe.asp.

English Bill of Rights, 1689.

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/17th_century/england.asp.

Declaration of the Rights of Man, 1789. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/rightsof.asp.

U.S. Declaration of Independence, 1776. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/declare.asp.

Constitution of the United States and Bill of Rights. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/usconst.asp.

Habeas Corpus Act, 1679. Available at LONANG Institute, http://www.lonang.com/exlibris/organic/1679-hca.htm.

Human Rights Web. "A Summary of United Nations Agreements on Human Rights," 1997. http://www.hrweb.org/legal/undocs.html.

Contains descriptions of and links to relevant documents:

Charter of the United Nations.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

Convention Against Torture.

Strum, Philippa. "The Role of an Independent Judiciary." In Democracy Papers. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs, 2001. http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/democracy/dmpaper6.htm.

Germany

Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. http://www.constitution.org/cons/germany.txt.

Constitution of the German Democratic Republic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_German_Constitution.

Craig, Gordon. The Germans. New York: Meridan, 1982.

Solsten, Eric, ed. Germany: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1995. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/detoc.html.

Stern, Fritz. Five Germanys I Have Known. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2006.

Singapore

Federal Research Division. Country Profile: Singapore. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, June 2006. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/Singapore.pdf.

Lepoer, Barbara Leitch, ed. Singapore: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1989. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/sgtoc.html.

PBS. "Commanding Heights: Singapore."

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/commandingheights/lo/countries/sg/sg_overview.html.

Singapore Democratic Party. "Chee Found Guilty for 'Attempting to Leave Singapore.'" News release, February, 27, 2007.

http://www.singaporedemocrat.org/articlecheeWMDistanbul15.html.

World Movement for Democracy. "Democracy Alert: World Movement Participant Chee Soon

Juan of Singapore Found Guilty of Attempting to Leave the Country." News release, February 27, 2007. http://www.wmd.org/democracyalerts/cheeSoonJuan.html.

Saudi Arabia

Ambah, Faiza Saleh. "Saudi Lawyer Takes on Religious Court System; Rights Cases Used to Press for Change." Washington Post, December 23, 2006.

Bronson, Rachel, and Isobel Coleman. "The Kingdom's Clock." Foreign Policy (September–October 2006).

Center for Democracy and Human Rights in Saudi Arabia (CDHR). http://www.cdhr.info. See suggested links.

"Country Survey: Saudi Arabia." The Economist, January 7, 2006.

Federal Research Division. Country Profile: Saudi Arabia. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, September 2006. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/profiles/Saudi_Arabia.pdf.

Metz, Helen Chapin, ed. Saudi Arabia: A Country Study. Washington, DC: Library of Congress, Federal Research Division, 1992. http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/satoc.html.