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Using Human Rights Law in English Courts

By: Murray Hunt
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Published: 01-03-1997
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Edition: 1st
Extent: 464
ISBN: 9781847313393
Imprint: Hart Publishing
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About Using Human Rights Law in English Courts

The primary purpose of this book is to demonstrate the scope that already exists for using international human rights law in English courts, regardless of its status as 'incorporated' or 'unincorporated'. Murray Hunt addresses directly what are commonly supposed to be the theoretical obstacles to using human rights law in English courts and aims to raise awareness of the extent to which these have now fallen away in light of recent developments in English judicial practice. The book was first published in hardback in March 1997.

Table Of Contents


1. The Protection of Human Rights in English Public Law

2. How to Incorporate the European Convention on Human Rights

3. Of Myth and Reality: Judges as Guardians of Human Rights

4. The Indirect Regulation of Speech: A Time and a Place for Everything?

5. The Protection of Privacy in English Public Law

6. Freedom of Movement as a Human Right in English Law

7. The Future of Public Interest Litigation


“This excellent book will be welcomed by all lawyers who are interested in administrative and constitutional law, academics, practitioners and judges alike. It is written in a lucid style; and its arguments, some of which are provocative and controversial, are all marshalled with great clarity.” –  The Hon. Sir John Dyson, Judicial Review

“His work will make an important contribution towards educating those judges and lawyers who need to learn the language of legal rights to make the new Bill of Rights work effectively.” –  David Pannick, The Times Law Section

“It is a work that will repay repeated study...Using Human Rights Law announces Murray Hunt as a potentially important player in the future development of English public law.” –  Ian Loveland, Public Law

“[a book] from which all concerned with the development of public law, whether as judges, advocates or academics, will undoubtedly derive great benefit.” –  Martin Loughlin, Modern Law Review

“…important and meticulously researched…The incorporation of the ECHR, together with Scottish devolution and further European integration, bring unprecedented challenges which will test the boundaries of the English legal imagination. Judges prepared to expand the existing horizon could do worse than read this book for helpful guidelines...” –  Stephen Tierney, European Public Law

“…highly recommended as an essential and, somewhat unusually, very readable text for all those interested in or concerned with the use of international human rights law in English Courts and Tribunals.” –  Tim Eicke, Immigration and Nationality Law and Practice

“…Hunt's work can be recommended unreservedly to lawyers across a wide field, not only in England, and will appeal to academics and practitioners alike.” –  Professor Hugh Corder, University of Toronto Law Journal

“…a remarkable work of legal scholarship…” –  Professor J.B. Ojwang, Netherlands International Law Review

“…an outstanding book…” –  Roger Brownsword, British Yearbook of International Law

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