Friday, August 31, 2007

Dear Professor

I have a question to ask, between the Malaysia constitution and the ICCPR. If the constitution of Malay does not give rights to people who intent to change their religion. And in the covention stated clearly that the people have rights to change the religion. As I earned from our class that after one country signed the convention (hard law), the govenment has to make it into domestic law. So I want to know why does the government still signed on the convention and not respect to that convention. Do the countries who adopted that law have authority to punish Malaysia. Thank for answering my Q.

1 comment:

Stan Starygin said...

Hi Sopheak,

I agree with everything you said, except that Malaysia never signed or ratified the ICCPR, which makes it a non-state-party to the Convention, and which places no obligation to pass a special law (legis specialis) to incorporate the ICCPR into Malaysian law.