"Issues faced by members of the legal profession as regards to access to counsel"

CPD (Continuing Professional Development)

Resource Person:  Mr Vinod Boolell, Retired SC Judge.

Course description:
Protection of personal liberty: Section 5 (1) Constitution
Arrest: Section 5(1)(e) Constitution
Informing of Charge: Section 5(2) Constitution; Article 9(2) International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Section 5(2) European Convention on Human Rights
Duty to inform Arrestee of Right to Counsel: Section 5(3)(c) Constitution
Facilities to consult Legal Representative:
Judges’ Rules, paragraph 3 of the Introductory Notes to the Rules;
Paragraph 7 of Appendix B to the Rules;
Principle 11(1) of the Body Principles for the Protection of All Persons under any Form of Detention or Imprisonment
Human Rights Observations on Access to Lawyer
Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police [UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-International Human Rights Standards for Law Enforcement]
Code of ethics for Barristers
Rule 1 of the Preamble: The Function of the Barrister in Society
Issues and Remedies
Breach of right of access: the recent cases
Mauritius Bar Association Act, Section 3:  Objects of the Association
Pocket Book on Human Rights for the Police: Police Violations of Human Rights

Target Audience: Law Practitioners

Experience Level:
Law Practitioners & Legal Officers