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Towards a Constitutional Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom

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Robert BlackburnProfessor of Constitutional Law, King's College, London

ISBN13: 9781855675292
ISBN: 1855675293
Published: September 1999
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



A reference work for those who are concerned with the development of a constitutional Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom. It brings together a collection of writings and materials, drawn from 149 published documents, from the Magna Carta of 1215 to the pre-1997 election Labour/Liberal Democrat joint agreement on constitutional reform and human rights legislation.;An introductory commentary traces the history of events leading to the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law, scheduled for 1998, which represents a political and legal ""first step"" towards a Bill of Rights, and examines the prospects and options for the future preparation and enactment of a homegrown constitutional Bill of RIghts for the United Kingdom.

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Subjects:
Constitutional and Administrative Law
Contents:
Part I Commentary: towards a Constitutional Bill of Rights.
Part II Documents: civil rights and freedoms in the UK
International Bill of Rights
Comparative Bill of Rights (Europe, the Commonwealth and America)
proposals for a UK Bill of Rights
sovereignty, the judiciary and a Bill of Rights
parliamentary opinion on a Bill of Rights
writings and speeches on a Bill of Rights
implementation of a Bill of Rights.