Legislating for Human Rights: The Parliamentary Debates on the Human Rights Bill (Justice Series: Putting Rights into Practice 1)

Legislating for Human Rights: The Parliamentary Debates on the Human Rights Bill (Justice Series: Putting Rights into Practice 1)

By: Lib Peck (editor), Anne Owers (editor), Jonathan Cooper (editor), Adrian Marshall-Williams (editor), Anne Owers (foreword_author)Paperback

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An invaluable compendium of the Parliamentary debates on one of the most far reaching pieces of legislation this century - The Human Rights Act 1998. It is essential reading for those taking cases under the Act or interested in the development of human rights. As well as setting out the Government's intention for each section of the Act in an accessible format,this book is also a good read. Key issues include: Pepper v Hart statements on interpretation of the Human Rights Act; Underlying principles of the Human Rights Act

About Author

Jonathan Cooper is a Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers.


Part 1 General statements on the Human Rights Act: opening speeches at second reading; ministerial replies at second reading; general contribution during second reading; opening speech at third reading. Part 2 The Human Rights Act section by section: long title; section 1 the convention rights; section 2 interpretation of convention rights; section 3 interpretation of legislation; section 4 declaration of incompatibility; section 5 right of the crown to intervene; section 6 acts of public authorities; section 7 proceedings; section 8 judicial remedies; section 9 judicial acts; section 10 power to take remedial action; section 11 safeguard for existing human rights; section 12 freedom of expression; section 13 freedom of thought, conscience and religion; section 14 to 17 derogations and reservations; section 18 appointment to European Court of Human Rights; section 19 statements of compatibility; section 20 orders etc. under this act; section 21 interpretation; section 22 short title, commencement, application and extent; schedule 2 remedial orders. Part 3 Specific issues arising out of the Human Rights Act: articles 8 & 10 press freedom, self regulation and the right to respect for private life; article 13 the absence of a right to an effective remedy; margin of appreciation; Human Rights Commission; parliamentary committee; article 14 protecting against discrimination; Scotland; Channel Islands and the Isle of Man; duties on counsel.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781841130989
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9781841130989
  • weight: 470
  • ISBN10: 1841130982

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