Human Rights in the UK: An Introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998 (4th Revised edition)

Human Rights in the UK: An Introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998 (4th Revised edition)

By: John Rowe (author), David Hoffman (author)Paperback

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This highly acclaimed textbook provides law students with a thorough introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998, its background, how it came to be passed and the mass of case law that has followed it. The authors discuss the particular rights the Act embodies, including the law's response to terrorism. Combining broad topic coverage with an engaging writing style, Hoffman and Rowe provide an outstanding platform for students wishing to gain an in-depth and critical understanding of this contemporary, contentious and constantly evolving area of law.

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1. Introduction 2. The idea of human rights 3. The history of human rights and the Convention 4. Constitutional considerations 5. The scheme of the Human Rights Act 1998 6. Remedies under the Human Rights Act 7. Introduction to the Convention rights 8. The right to life: Article 2 9. Freedom from torture: Article 3 10. Freedom from slavery: Article 4 11 . Personal liberty: Article 5 12. The right to a fair trial: Article 6 13. Retrospective legislation: Article 7 14. The right to privacy: Article 8 15. Freedom of conscience: Article 9 and Article 2 of the First Protocol 16. Freedom of expression: Article 10 17. Freedom of assembly: Article 18. The right to marry: Article 12 19. Non-discrimination: Article 14 20. The right to property: Article 1 of the First Protocol 21. Free elections: Article 3 of the First Protocol 22. The problem of terrorism 23. Conclusion Appendix 1 The Human Rights Act 1998 Appendix 2 The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Appendix 3 Members of the Council of Europe and Convention ratifications Appendix 4 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Appendix 5 European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/02/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781408294482
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 552
  • ID: 9781408294482
  • weight: 928
  • ISBN10: 1408294486
  • edition: 4th Revised edition

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