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The Human Rights Act 1998 - What It Means

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Edited by: Lammy Betten

ISBN13: 9789041110855
ISBN: 9041110852
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £153.00

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The incorporation of the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms into the domestic law of the United Kingdom raises many questions. What does it mean now that the Convention's provisions are expressly laid down in a national Act? Does it mean the addition of a number of - in the view of Lord Denning - broad principles which are ""capable of giving rise to an infinity of argument"" and which will do little to improve the human-rights protection of the individual citizen? Or has the Act finally brought human rights ""home"", as Tony Blair has claimed?;The Exeter School of Law's Centre for European Legal Studies invited a number of practitioners and scholars to shed light on a few of the questions occupying the minds of many in the United Kingdom. All of the contributors to the Centre's annual Lasok Conference agreed to put their findings in writing, and this book is the result. It offers analyses and opinions from the points of view of practitioners, politicians, the Council of Europe and academics.

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Part 1 ""What does it all mean?"" - interpreting the Human Rights Act 1998, M. Beloff; the Human Rights Bill - progress through Parliament, B. Bradshaw; principles of judicial review as developed by the European Court of Human Rights - their relevance in a national context, P. Mahoney; status of the ECHR in the member-states, F. Sundberg.
Part 2 How private is my private life?, J. Wright; convention rights and the environment, N. Grief; the protection of rights of property in land under the Human Rights Act, J. Howell; the applicability of the Human Rights Act to private corporations, M. Addo.