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Human Rights


ISBN13: 9780631217558
ISBN: 063121755X
Published: January 1999
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: Paperback
Price: £19.99



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The Human Rights Act 1998 will come into force in the year 2000. This volume explores the significance of this event. How has it come about? What has been the experience of other countries receiving human rights instruments into a developed Western system of law? What will the effect be on the way in which the legal profession thinks about itself? How does this transform the thinking about rights? Does a human rights instrument distort democratic politics?

Contents:
1. Human Rights: Changing the Culture: Luke Clements and James Young (Cardiff Law School, University of Wales).2. Human Rights: A Culture of Controversy: Tom Campbell (The Australian National University).3. The Politics of the Human Rights Act: James Young (Cardiff Law School, University of Wales).4. The European Convention as an Invigorator of Domestic Law in the Netherlands: Bert Swart (University of Amsterdam).5. Theory Meets Practice: Some Current Human Rights Challenges in Canada: John Hucker (Canadian Human Rights Commission).6. The Human Rights Act - A New Equity or A New Opiate: Reinventing Justice or Repackaging State Control?: Luke Clements (Cardiff Law School, University of Wales).7. The Human Rights Act and Legal Culture: The Judiciary and the Legal Profession: Murray Hunt (4-5 Gray's Inn Square, London).8. The Third Way in Mental Health Policy: Negative Rights, Positive Rights, and the Convention: Philip Fennell (Cardiff Law School, University of Wales).