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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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Human Rights in the UK: An Introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781408294482
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781405874038
Published: February 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £42.99

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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.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
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