Human Rights Law in Scotland, 3rd edition

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  • Author / Editor

    Robert Reed, Jim L Murdoch
  • Publication Date

    October 2011
  • Format

    Paperback

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  • Dimensions

    234 x 156mm
  • Edition Number

    3
  • Extent

    870
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Human Rights Law in Scotland, 3rd edition

Human Rights Law in Scotland, 3rd edition

"Although it is a substantial book, it is very readable and in a handy form for easy access, yet rewards fuller study."  The Journal Online (for members of the Law Society of Scotland)

The Hon. Lord Reed, Senator of the College of Justice in Scotland and Jim Murdoch, Professor of Public Law, University of Glasgow

Written by two distinguished authors, this work explores the impact of human rights legislation in Scotland and provides a comprehensive review of ECHR jurisprudence and relevant domestic legislation and case law as well as an overview of Strasbourg enforcement machinery.

This highly regarded title is essential reading for legal practitioners, government agencies, students and others who require a clear and up-to-date guide to the application of European human rights law in Scotland.

Contents

Chapter 1 The ECHR and Scots law;
Chapter 2 European protection of human rights;
Chapter 3 Applying the European Convention on Human Rights;
Chapter 4 Physical integrity: life, torture and inhuman treatment, servitude, and liberty of person;
Chapter 5 Fair administration of justice;
Chapter 6 Private and family life; and education;
Chapter 7 Civil and political liberties: thought, expression, assembly and association; and free elections;
Chapter 8 Property rights;
Appendix I: Human Rights Act 1998 1031;
Appendix II: Scotland Act 1998 1049;
Appendix III: Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

Bibliographic detail

ISBN: 978 1 84766 556 0
Publication Date: Oct-11
Format: Paperback
Availability: In Print
List price: £95

"The first edition of this essential work was published in 2001 and the second edition in 2008.
This edition follows closely upon the previous one but such is the development of certain aspects of Human Rights law that recent developments since the Cadder case notably in Jude and others v H M Advocate [2011] UKSC 55 and Ambrose v Harris [2011] UKJSC involving waiver and detention are not covered. Similarly the approach to devolution issues taken by the Supreme Court in Fraser v H M Advocate [2011] UKSC 24 is at odds with the statement by the learned authors at page 90, footnote 5.
The law is stated as at 31 March 2011.
The authors cover this vast topic from both civil and criminal law perspectives in a highly readable fashion. Not many practitioners have access to a full set of European Court judgments and at times it can appear daunting to find the right lines of authority through web searches.
This book helps the reader focus on the principles and from there follow up the detail in the appropriate cases. The text is fully and clearly vouched with footnotes on each page. The tables of cases referred to in the text are gathered together in domestic and international groups for ease of reference.
After three very comprehensive introductory chapters which provide a clear overview, the various articles of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms are dealt with individually. The book also includes a copy of the Human Rights Act and relevant sections of the Scotland Act 1998 together with a copy of the Convention.
Although it is a substantial book it is very readable and in a handy form for easy access, yet rewards fuller study." 

Sheriff FR Crowe, The Journal Online (for members of the Law Society of Scotland), 2012

 


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