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Confronting the Human Rights Act: Contemporary Themes and Perspectives

Edited by: Nicolas Kang-Riou

ISBN13: 9780415674706
Published: March 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book sets out to critically examine the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and evaluate its impact from a multi-disciplinary perspective in the ten or so years since the HRA came into force.

It includes both a domestic and international analysis of the effectiveness of the HRA as well as considering future developments in policy and practice and the concept of a British Bill of Rights. The volume contains chapters by a number of people who are internationally recognised for their impact in the field of human rights law.

These include: Costas Douzinas, Keith Ewing, Helen Fenwick, Lady Hale, Irene Khan, Michael Kirby and Francesca Klug and Peter Tatchell. The contributors to the volume come from different spheres and include members of the bench in the UK and Australia, academics, researchers, member of NGOs, and campaigners as well as people giving testimony of lived experience in relation to the Human Rights Act, resulting in a book which draws out the connections between the legal framework, the theory, and also the actual experience of the protection afforded by the HRA.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
1. Introduction, Nicolas Kang-Riou Part 1:Confronting the HRA as a national model 2. The HRA: origins and intentions, Francesca Klug 3. The paradoxes of human rights, Costas Douzinas 4. High points and low points of the HRA, Views from the Bench, Lady Hale Part 2: Confronting the HRA as an international model 5. Inspired by the HRA, the Victorian Charter of Human Rights, Diane Sisely 6. Getting by without a Charter: the Australian view, Michael Kirby 7. The HRA as a source of inspiration and frustration, Irene Khan Part 3: Confronting the HRA from the socio-economic perspective 8. Limits and achievements of the HRA from the socio-economic point of view: the HRA and Poverty, Alice Donald and Elizabeth Mottershaw 9. The Human Rights Act & Assisted Suicide: Towards a Fairer Death?, Jo Milner Part 4: Confronting the HRA from the feminist perspective 10. The HRA and feminism, Susan Millns 11. What Potential does the HRA hold for Domestic Violence Groups?, Ronagh McQuigg 12. Feminism, Women, Rape and Social Change, Cath Little and Kate Cook Part 5: Confronting the HRA from the activist perspective 13. Testimony as critical situated knowledge: the limits of the HRA towards asylum seekers, Nayak Suryia and Revive 14. The Politics of Protest and the HRA, Peter Tatchell 15. A trade-unionist not a victim: Being Blacklisted in the construction industry or the limits of the HRA, Dave Smith and Keith Ewing Part 6: The future? Confronting the Bill of Rights 16. Security, Citizenship and Responsibilities beyond the Human Rights Act - Towards a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, Derek McGhee 17. The Human Rights Act or a British Bill of Rights - riding back on human rights' protection?, Helen Fenwick 18. Less law, more politics, Keith Ewing