Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3rd Revised edition)

Human Rights and Civil Liberties (3rd Revised edition)

By: Steve Foster (author)Paperback

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Human Rights Law creates controversy, contention and counter-point like few other legal areas. Human Rights and Civil Liberties is a clear and comprehensive guide to this rapidly developing subject, and covers the enforcement of human rights and civil liberties generally, before examining the protection of specific areas of civil liberties in domestic law including (among others): the right to life, freedom of expression; the right to demonstrate; privacy; and freedom from torture.

The book places the study of the subject within the context of the passing and implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the principles and case law of the European Convention on Human Rights, providing you with an unrivalled framework to deepen your understanding of the area

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Dr. Steve Foster is Principal Lecturer in Law in the Law School at Coventry University. He has over 30 years experience of teaching human rights and civil liberties and has written extensively in a variety of legal journals in this area.


Part One The Enforcement of Human Rights and Civil Liberties 1. Civil liberties and human rights: definition, classification and protection. 2. The European Convention on Human Rights 3. Enforcing civil liberties and human rights in domestic law Part Two The Protection of Substantive Human Rights and Civil Liberties in Domestic law 4. The absolute rights: the right to life 5. The absolute rights: freedom from torture and inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment 6. Human rights and due process: liberty of the person 7. Human rights and due process: the right to a fair trial 8. Freedom of expression: nature, purpose and restrictions 9. Press freedom and freedom of expression: defamation, confidentiality and contempt of court. 10. Freedom of association and assembly 11. The right to family and private life 12. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion 13. Human rights and freedom from discrimination 14. Human rights and terrorism

Product Details

  • publication date: 26/05/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781408259313
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 880
  • ID: 9781408259313
  • weight: 1262
  • ISBN10: 1408259311
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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