ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NORTH-SOUTH DIALOGUE- How West Germany Sees It

rights. It seems that various pressures exerted upon lawyers have inhibited their readiness to take on human rights cases" (pp 26-7). While in Pakistan, the Amnesty International mission found that there were several methods of harassment inflicted upon lawyers who attempted to take on civil rights cases. Among these methods, imprisonment was only the most direct form of intimidation; other tactics were also used. After citing several cases, the Report remarks; "Part of the legal profession, and in particular a number of Bar associations, have commendably upheld their professional obligations by organised legitimate criticism of government measures which they rightly consider infringe civil liberties and the rule of law in Pakistan. It is to be hoped that their efforts will continue in the face of executive measures which have failed to show the necessary respect for the legal profession when protecting civil liberties (p 28)".

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