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Since it was first published in 2000, The Law of Human Rights has become the leading practitioner text in this rapidly developing area of law.
Written by two leading silks, it provides comprehensive and systematic treatment of human rights law and practice in the UK, including an examination of the wider impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 upon the civil and criminal law. The second edition has been fully updated to provide detailed coverage of developments as the human rights legislation continues to be tested out in the courts. The authors have tracked the growing body of case law and the book includes comprehensive case references for the UK and other jurisdictions.
The Law of Human Rights is divided into two volumes. The Main Work includes a detailed analysis of the rights granted by the Human Rights Act 1998. Each chapter in this section focuses upon a particular rights and offers a thorough examination of European and domestic case law. This impact is considered in relation to a number of subject areas, including business and commerce, cirminal law and justice, education, employment, immigration, media , mental health, police and prisoners.
The Law of Human Rights will be kept up to date by way of regular paperback supplements which provide full updates of relevant case law and legislation.