Larry Pinkney’s United Nations ruling victory (self-authored) was cited in Chapter 6 – The Judicial Process (Alex Conte), in the section Trial without Undue Delay (Article 14(3)(c)) of the book entitled Defining Civil and Political Rights: The Jurisprudence of the United Nations Human Rights Committee (2nd Edition), by Alex Conte and Richard Burchill and published by Ashgate Publishing Limited (United Kingdom), 2009 (Google eBook, February 28, 2013), ISBN 9780754649274 (Hbk), 9780754676560 (Pbk), eISBN 9780754691310 (ebook).

Page 186 excerpt:

A delay in producing trial transcripts for the purpose of an appeal was considered incompatible with the right to be tried with undue delay. 148

148 Pinkney v Canada, Communication 27/1977, UN Doc CCPR/C/OP/1 at 95 (1985), para 35.


Larry Pinkney is a veteran of the Black Panther Party, the former Minister of Interior of the Republic of New Africa, a former political prisoner and the only American to have successfully self-authored his civil/political rights case to the United Nations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. In connection with his political organizing activities, Pinkney was interviewed in 1988 on the nationally televised PBS News Hour, formerly known as The MacNeil/Lehrer News Hour, and more recently on the nationally syndicated Alex Jones Show. Pinkney is a former university instructor of political science and international relations, and his writings have been published in various places, including The Boston Globe, San Francisco BayView newspaper, Black Commentator, Intrepid Report, Global Research (Canada), LINKE ZEITUNG (Germany), 107 Cowgate (Ireland and Scotland), and Mayihlome News (Azania/South Africa). He is in the archives of Dr. Huey P. Newton (Stanford University, CA), cofounder of the Black Panther Party. For more about Larry Pinkney see the book, Saying No to Power: Autobiography of a 20th Century Activist and Thinker, by William Mandel [Introduction by Howard Zinn]. (Click here to read excerpts from the book.)


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