'A very useful general guide ...It is the kind of book that everyone needs from time to time, whether it is to decide whether there are grounds for using the law or just to check up on something. It is well laid out and easy to use.' Labour Research This is the eighth edition of the successful civil liberties guideYour Rights. Now expanded and extended in scope to include all new legislation that has come into force since the last edition was published in 2000, this book includes: -- A new introduction covering the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights -- A new chapter on the Rights of the Bereaved -- Updated and expanded chapters on: Rights of Suspects, Rights of Defendants, Rights of Prisoners, Rights of Immigrants, Rights of Families and Children -- A new section on religious discrimination Written by leading lawyers and campaigners at Liberty, this is the ultimate reference handbook for specialists and general readers alike.
Megan Addis is Liberty's Advice and Information Officer. Prior to joining Liberty she practised civil and criminal litigation. Penelope Morrow is Liberty's Advice and Information Project Officer. She is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor. Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) is Britain's leading campaign body working for the promotion of civil rights. Their guide to civil liberties, Your Rights is also published by Pluto Press.
Introduction Foreword The Human Rights Act 1998: An Overview How to Get Redress The Right to Privacy The Right to Know The Rights of Suspects The Rights of Defendants The Rights of Prisoners The Right of Peaceful Protest The Right of Free Expression The Right to Receive Equal Treatment The Rights of Immigrants The Rights of People Detained Under the Mental Health Act 1983 The Rights of Children and Young People The Rights of Workers The Law Relating to Gypsies and Travellers The Rights of the Bereaved Accessing UK Legal Resources