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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Fenwick on Civil Liberties and Human Rights 5th ed isbn 9781138837935

Civil Liberties and Human Rights 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781859419373
New Edition ISBN: 9781138837935
Previous Edition ISBN: 1859414931
Published: October 2007
Publisher: Routledge-Cavendish
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

More than merely describing developments in the field of civil liberties and human rights, this comprehensive and challenging textbook provides students with detailed and thought-provoking coverage and analysis of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 in an era in which human rights are coming increasingly under pressure.

Extensively re-written and updated since the last edition, here Helen Fenwick considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, paying particular attention to Labour legislation, especially in the fields of criminal justice and terrorism.

This book:-

  • considers recent key domestic decisions in the post-Human Rights Act era, including Campbell, A and Others v Secretary of State for the Home Dept, Ghaidan v Mendoza, R(Gillan) v Commisioner of Police of the Metropolis
  • contains a new chapter on important developments in counter-terrorism law - covering the Anti-Terrorism Crime and Security Act 2001 and the Terrorism Acts 2005 and 2006
  • analyzes key developments in the sphere of media freedom, including the impact of the Communications Act 2003, Pro-life Alliance and Campbell
  • explores new developments in criminal justice, including the Serious and Organized Crime Act 2005 addresses the changes in the field of anti-discrimination law, including the Sexual Orientation Regulations 2003 and Equality Act 2006.
This textbook is an essential resource for students studying the development of human rights and civil liberties in the early years of the twenty-first century.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part 1: Theories of Rights and their Legal Protection in the UK
1. The Nature of Rights and Liberties
2. The European Convention on Human Rights
3. Methods of Protecting Civil Liberties in the UK: The Bill of Rights Debate
4. The Human Rights Act 1998
Part 2: Expression
5. Restraining Freedom of Expression Under the Law of Contempt
6. Restraining Freedom of Expression on the Grounds of Offensiveness, of Protecting Morality and Religious Sensibilities: Hate Speech, Censorship, Licensing and Regulation of the Visual Media
7. Official Secrecy and Freedom of Information
8. Freedom of Protest and Assembly
Part 3: The Protection of Privacy
9. Protection for Personal Information
10. Powers of the Security and Intelligence Services: State Surveillance - Search and Seizure of Property
Part 4: Personal Liberty
11. Freedom from Arbitrary Search, Arrest and Detention: Suspects’ Rights in Criminal Investigations
12. Police Questioning: Safeguards for Suspects
13. Redress for Police Malpractice
14. Anti-terrorism Law and Policy: Extending Emergency Legislation
Part 5: Equality
15. Anti-discrimination Legislation