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Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom isbn 9780421902503

Human Rights: The 1998 Act and the European Convention

ISBN13: 9780421630604
ISBN: 0421630604
New Edition ISBN: 9780421902503
Published: December 1999
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The Human Rights Act 1998 affects almost every area of the law. Human Rights provides authoritative guidance on the implications for the practitioner as well as an account of the constitutional background. Featuring a comprehensive analysis of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act 1998, this book sets out how the Convention affects English law and clearly explains its status, scope and impact.

It clarifies the principles the Strasbourg institutions have adopted in interpreting and applying the Convention, and also covers the most important case law article by article.

  • Focuses on the application of the Human Rights Act in practice
  • Anticipates questions that courts are likely to encounter when giving effect to the Convention through the common law and the Act
  • Considers available remedies and judicial review.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part 1: The Human Rights Act 1998. The status of the ECHR in UK law. The status of the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court and Institutions in UK law. The impact of the Act on legislation. The scope of protection to private individuals and bodies. The impact of the Act on judicial review and the review of discretion. Remedies. Devolution.
Part 2: The ECHR - the case law. Convention principles. The Convention rights. Appendices.