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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.