The past decade has seen a rife of litigation on human rights issues with varying degrees of success. Landmark cases such as Sivarasa Rasiah, UKM4, Noorfadila Ahmad Saikin, Nik Nazmi, Indira Gandhi and many others have expanded democratic space and broadened the jurisprudence on human rights in Malaysia. While cases such as the Herald’s Case, the Transgender Case, Azmi Sharom’s Sedition Case, the Sisters in Islam Fatwa Case, and others have proven to be questionable and posed new problems for human rights litigation in the future. The Bar Council Human Rights Committee together with the Selangor Bar is organising a talk that will touch on:
• Sources of Human Rights Law – the Federal Constitution, International Human Rights Treaties, Judicial Decisions
• Litigating Human Rights – Judicial Review, Writ, Originating Summons, References, or Writ Petition
• Human Rights Advocacy – Engaging Civil Society Organisations, Statutory Bodies, the Media, the Parliament, and International Bodies.