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Local Authorities and Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9781841741352
ISBN: 1841741353
Published: February 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



The Human Rights Act 1998 has already had a profound impact on the UK legal system. Blackstone's Human Rights Series provides expert, practical advice for lawyers to meet this challenge, focusing on the implications of the Act in particular key areas of practice.;Local Authorities and Human Rights provides an introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998, an overview of the principle articles of the European Convention, and a detailed analysis of the remedies and their likely importance in the local government context. Importantly, the book considers the local authority administrative framework and compatibility issues before considering the impact of the 1998 Act on various specific topics:;-planning and compulsory purchase-housing, homelessness and possession proceedings-social services-education-environment-licensing-rating;This is a very readable but authoritative guide to human rights in the local government sphere. The book features incisive analysis of some of the most crucial judgments given on the Human Rights Act to date.

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Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
1. Introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998
2. Introduction to the European Convention
3. Remedies and Damages against Local Authorities
4. The Local Authority Administrative and Constitutional Framework
5. Planning
6. Compulsory Purchase
7. Housing and the Convention
8. Homelessness and Human Rights
9. Possession Proceedings by Public Authorities
10. Social Services
11. Education
12. Human Rights and the Environment
13. Local Authority Licensing
14. Rating and the Council Tax
APP 1 THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998
APP 2 THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS