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Human Rights in the Community

Rights as Agents for Change

Editor(s): Colin Harvey
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Published: 22-04-2005
Format: PDF eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 256
ISBN: 9781847310675
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Human Rights Law in Perspective
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About Human Rights in the Community

There has been a considerable focus in the last few years on the meaning of the Human Rights Act 1998 and its real and potential impact on judges and lawyers. Much has been written on the implications of the new legislation for a variety of areas of law. With the rising level of case-law the emphasis is now turning to the impact of the legislation on specific areas of social life. In this volume the focus is on the practice of human rights and how they are enforced in reality. There is much discussion in the literature of a human rights culture but how precisely is such a culture to be created,and how do we make sense of human rights? In order to address these questions this volume is in two parts. Part I examines general issues surrounding the full and effective implementation of human rights. Part II explores the implications of human rights standards in particular areas in order to test whether a human rights culture has emerged.

Table Of Contents

Chapter 1: Creating a Culture of Respect for Human Rights
Colin Harvey
Part I: Making Human Rights Count in Practice
Chapter 2: Mainstreaming Human Rights
Christopher McCrudden
Chapter 3: Partner Rediscovered: Human Rights and Equality in the UK
Sarah Spencer
Chapter 4: Socio-Economic Rights as Agents for Change
Maggie Beirne
Chapter 5: Building a Human Rights Culture
Frances Butler
Part II: Using Human Rights
Chapter 6: Education: Hard or Soft Lessons in Human Rights?
Neville Harris
Chapter 7: Older People
Tessa Harding
Chapter 8: The Human Rights Act 1998 and Disabled People: The Right to be Human?
Anna Lawson
Chapter 9: The Emperors New Clothes: The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Mental Health Care
Camilla Parker
Chapter 10: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Robert Wintemute
Chapter 11: Religious Discrimination
Mohammed Aziz
Chapter 12: Childrens Human Rights as a Force for Change
Carolyne Willow

Reviews

“This volume is successful as a bridge between academia and legal practice. For activists in one of the areas examined, it is well worth at least looking at that section. If you are interested in the subject generally, the whole book is well worth reading.” –  Ellen Weaver, Law Centre, Frontline, Social Welfare Law Quarterly

“...its particular value is its potential to prompt UK human rights lawyers to engage more fully with a range of important questions concerning "culture".” –  Therese Murphy, Public Law

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