About Our Work_

The Commonwealth brings together 53 countries across the world, many sharing similar legal traditions. INTERIGHTS works across the Commonwealth through our publications. The Commonwealth Human Rights Law Digest, published together with the Commonwealth Secretariat two times a year, contains summaries of significant human rights decisions from across the region. It is complemented by CommonwealthNet, a free monthly email bulletin containing summaries of recent human rights cases and the Commonwealth Human Rights Case Law Database.


INTERIGHTS co-organises Pacific human rights conference in Samoa

A symposium held in Samoa from April 27-29 brought together eminent human rights jurists and activists from across the Pacific with international human rights experts to examine cutting edge human rights issues, including environmental rights; custom and women’s rights; and HIV and poverty.

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Landmark ruling by UK House of Lords on extra-territorial applicability of human rights law

The UK House of Lords ruled that under the European Convention on Human Rights, the British government is obliged to conduct an investigation into the circumstances of the death of a civilian killed while in UK custody in Iraq.

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UK House of Lords Upholds State Immunity for Torture

The British House of Lords, the United Kingdom’s most senior court, unanimously decided on 14 June 2006 in Jones v Saudi Arabia to deny jurisdiction in a claim brought by four UN citizens to seek redress against acts of torture committed against them by a foreign state and its officials.

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Capacity Building and Standard Setting_