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Human Rights Law

By: Merris Amos
Media of Human Rights Law
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Published: 01-12-2014
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 688
ISBN: 9781849468183
Imprint: Hart Publishing
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About Human Rights Law

In this completely revised and updated second edition of Human Rights Law, the judicial interpretation and application of the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998 is comprehensively examined and analysed. Part I concerns 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 discussed in detail. All important Convention rights are included with a new chapter on freedom of thought, conscience and religion. Other Convention rights considered in the national context include: the right to life; freedom from torture; the right to liberty; fair trial; the right to private life, family life and home; the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions; and the right to freedom from discrimination in the enjoyment of Convention rights. The second 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 Benefi t 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

Reviews

REVIEW 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

REVIEW 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

REVIEW OF THE FIRST 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

“[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

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