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Human Rights Law

By: Merris Amos
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Published: 01-07-2021
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 832
ISBN: 9781509951079
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
RRP: £90.00
Online price : £81.00
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About Human Rights Law

This textbook comprehensively examines and analyses the interpretation and application of the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998. The third edition has been fully updated to include the last seven years of case law.

Part I covers key procedural issues including: the background to the Act; the relationship between UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights; the definition of victim and public authority; determining incompatibility including deference and proportionality; the impact of the Act on primary legislation; and damages and other remedies for the violation of Convention rights.

In Part II of the book, the Convention rights, as interpreted and applied by United Kingdom courts, are examined in detail. All of the key Convention rights are discussed including: the right to life; freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the right to liberty; fair trial; the rights to private life, family life and home; freedom of religion and belief; freedom of expression; the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions; and the right to freedom from discrimination in the enjoyment of Convention rights.

The third edition of Human Rights Law will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and practising in the areas of United Kingdom human rights law, constitutional law and administrative law.

Table Of Contents

Part I: The Human Rights Act
1. Background and Interpretation
2. The Benefit and Burden of the Human Rights Act
3. The 'Acts' to which the Human Rights Act Applies
4. Determining Incompatibility
5. The Defence of Primary Legislation
6. Remedies

Part II: The Convention Rights
7. Article 2: The Right to Life
8. Article 3: Prohibition of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
9. Article 5: The Right to Liberty and Security
10. Article 6: The Right to a Fair Trial
11. Article 8: The Right to Respect for Private Life
12. Article 8: The Right to Respect for Family Life
13. Article 8: The Right to Respect for Home
14. Article 9: Freedom of Thought, Conscience and Religion
15. Article 10: The Right to Freedom of Expression
16. Article 14: Prohibition of Discrimination
17. Article 1 Protocol No 1: Protection of Property


“[Human Rights Law] is well structured and informative… Amos has done well to compress the case law on the Act into 178 pages without omitting reference to all of the key cases…It should serve as a very useful book for students and practitioners alike.” –  Robert Weir, New Law Journal (of the second edition)

“This is a solid textbook on domestic human rights law…a real boon to students and those approaching the field for the first time.” –  Roger Smith, Director of Justice, New Law Journal (of the first edition)

“The first work in which the interpretation and application of the act, by courts in England and Wales, is comprehensively examined and analysed.” –  A G Noorani, Economic and Political Weekly (of the first edition)

“The introductory chapter, providing background and dealing with interpretation, brings together a wide range of useful information … and is a good starting point for the keen student … The book is characterised by clarity of explanation combined with detailed treatment that manages to incorporate much more than one might expect from a book that addresses such wide-ranging issues.” –  Peter Halstead, The Law Teacher (of the first edition)

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