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Human Rights Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781849463805
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781841133249
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

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In this completely revised and updated second edition of Human Rights Law, the judicial interpretation and application of the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998 is comprehensively examined and analysed.

Part I concerns key procedural issues including: the background to the Act; the relationship between UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights; the definition of victim and public authority; determining incompatibility including deference and proportionality; the impact of the Act on primary legislation; and damages and other remedies for the violation of Convention rights.

In Part II of the book, the Convention rights as interpreted and applied by United Kingdom courts, are discussed in detail. All important Convention rights are included with a new chapter on freedom of thought, conscience and religion.

Other Convention rights considered in the national context include: the right to life; freedom from torture; the right to liberty; fair trial; the right to private life, family life and home; the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions; and the right to freedom from discrimination in the enjoyment of Convention rights.

The second edition of Human Rights Law will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and practicing in the areas of United Kingdom human rights law, constitutional law and administrative law.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Table of Cases
Table of National Legislation
Table of International and European Instruments

1. Background and Interpretation
2. The Benefi t and Burden of the Human Rights Act
3. The ‘Acts’ to which the Human Rights Act Applies
4. Determining Incompatibility
5. The Defence of Primary Legislation
6. Remedies

7. Article 2: The Right to Life
8. Article 3: Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
9. Article 5: The Right to Liberty and Security
10. Article 6: The Right to a Fair Trial
11. Article 8: The Right to Respect for Private Life
12. Article 8: The Right to Respect for Family Life
13. Article 8: The Right to Respect for Home
14. Article 9: Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
15. Article 10: The Right to Freedom of Expression
16. Article 14: Prohibition of Discrimination
17. Article 1 Protocol No 1: Protection of Property