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European Human Rights Law 2nd ed isbn 9781903307229

European Human Rights Law

ISBN13: 9780905099774
ISBN: 090509977X
New Edition ISBN: 1903307228
Published: September 1999
Publisher: Legal Action Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Human Rights Act 1998 imposes radical changes on UK law and practice: all statutes have to be reinterpreted to ""read in"" human rights, all public authorities (including the courts) have to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights - there is a new right of action against those who fail to do so - and breach of a Convention right is a defence in criminal and civil proceedings.

The Act incorporates into UK law not only the Convention itself, but also the extensive case-law of the European Court and Commission of Human Rights.;Presenting a detailed analysis of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the case law of the European Court and Commission of Human Rights, this book draws on all 1500 cases (reported and unreported) from Strasbourg which affect UK civil and criminal law. They are set out in a way designed to enable practitioners and advisers to concentrate on those cases most relevant to their area of practice.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part 1 Introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights: the Human Rights Act 1998 - general principles
making a claim under the Human Rights Act 1998
Convention rights - an overview
the Strasbourg approach to the protection of Convention rights
positive obligations under the Convention.
Part 2 The European Convention on Human Rights and criminal law: the Convention in criminal proceedings - an introduction
the pre-trial stage
fair-trial guarantees
evidence in criminal cases
Part 3 The European Convention on Human Rights and civil proceedings: the Convention in civil proceedings - an introduction
civil rights and obligations - the public/private-law divide
civil litigation.
Part 4 The European Convention on Human Rights - specific issues: the right to life
police powers and the Convention
mental health
immigration, asylum, extradition and deportation
family law
sexuality and sexual orientation
access to information
environmental issues
workplace rights
welfare benefits and related issues
freedom of expression
the media
protests, demonstrations and public order
property rights
commercial activities and tax
Part 5 Pursuing a case to Strasbourg: the practice and procedure of the European Court of Human Rights. Appendices: the Human Rights Act 1998
the European Convention on Human Rights
Court rules
Committee of Ministers' rules
Court legal-aid rules
complaint form
form of authority.