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Understanding Human Rights Principles

Editor(s): Jeffrey Jowell, Jonathan Cooper
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Published: 30-04-2001
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 211
ISBN: 9781841131696
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: The Justice Series - Putting Rights into Practice
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
RRP: £33.99
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About Understanding Human Rights Principles

Human rights are brought to life by a number of defining principles. This text explores each of those principles in depth through comprehensive,informative and provocative papers written by prominent and distinguished practitioners and legal academics. These papers were first delivered at a series of seminars organised by JUSTICE and University College London.

Contents:
Foreword by the Hon. Mr Justice Richards

Introduction by Jeffrey Jowell QC and Jonathan Cooper

The concept of a lawful interference with fundamental rights - Helen Mountfield

Identifying the principles of proportionality - Michael Fordham and Thomas de la Mare

Dertermining civil rights and obligations - Javan Herberg, Andrew le Sueur and Jane Mulcahy

Positive obligations under the Convention - Keir Starmer

The horizontal effect of the Human Rights Act: moving beyond the public-private distinction - Murray Hunt

The place of the Human Rights Act in a democratic society - Rabinder Singh

Part of the Justice Series.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
Jeffrey Jowell QC and Jonathan Cooper

The concept of a lawful interference with fundamental rights
Helen Mountfield

Identifying the principles of proportionality
Michael Fordham and Thomas de la Mare

Determining civil rights and obligations
Javan Herberg, Andrew Le Sueur and Jane Mulcahy

Positive obligations under the Convention
Keir Starmer

The “horizontal effect” of the Human Rights Act: moving beyond the public-private distinction
Murray Hunt

The place of the Human Rights Act in a democratic society
Rabinder Singh

Reviews

“Among the plethora of offerings, this brief volume makes a distinctive, and distinguished contribution.
many sensitive and informed reflections in this slim volume. The authors' experience gives their discussions a practical aspect which will be of particular benefit to practitioners.
” –  P. M. Roth Q.C., Monkton Chambers, European Human Rights Law Review

“…another excellent addition to the JUSTICE series 'Putting Rights into Practice'” –  Susan Nash, University of Westminster, New Law Journal

“…the text covers some essential issues in a comprehensive and stimulating fashion, giving the reader the benefit of each authors vast experience in the specific area and allowing him or her to reflect on the possible application of these issues in practice. [It] will provide the student with an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the exhaustive case law surrounding these issues and to understand the basic arguments relating to the determination of human rights disputes. Understanding HR Principles is another excellent addition to the very impressive series of texts on human rights and public law in the Hart series.” –  Steve Foster, The Law Teacher

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