Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom

Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom

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By (author) Jack Beatson, By (author) Stephen Grosz, By (author) Tom Hickman, By (author) Stephanie Palmer, By (author) Rabinder Singh

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  • Publisher: SWEET & MAXWELL
  • Format: Hardback | 600 pages
  • Dimensions: 151mm x 241mm x 57mm | 1,268g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0421902507
  • ISBN 13: 9780421902503
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition

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Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom provides essential commentary on the Human Rights Act 1998 and examines the impact of human rights obligations on legislation. Based on Grosz, Beatson & Duffy's Human Rights-The 1998 Act and the European Convention, Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom examines the different ways in which human rights are protected by the domestic courts. Guidance on how sections of the Act need to be interpreted are provided, as well as an explanation of common law, European Union law, devolution legislation and other statutes. Containing the latest UK case law and examining in detail the protection of human rights in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, Human Rights: Judicial Protection in the United Kingdom is an essential guide for all parts of the United Kingdom. An author team of distinction Sir Jack Beatson FBA is a Justice of the High Court and formerly Rouse Ball Professor of English Law, University of Cambridge; Stephen Grosz is Head of Public Law and Human Rights at solicitors Bindmans LLP; Tom Hickman is a barrister at Blackstone Chambers; Rabinder Singh Q.C. is a barrister at Matrix Chambers and Stephanie Palmer is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Girton College, University of Cambridge; barrister at Blackstone Chambers. All are well-known for their experience in human rights law.

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*Provides detailed and authoritative commentary on the Human Rights Act 1998 *Examines fully the different ways in which human rights are protected by domestic courts. It analyses common law, devolution legislation and other statutes *Examines fully the personal, temporal and geographical scope of the Human Rights Act *Analyses the impact of human rights principles on legislation and examines the scope of the obligation to read legislation compatibly with Convention rights *Discusses general principles such as proportionality, weight and deference - material which is not covered in such detail in any other major human rights title *Deals comprehensively with remedies *Looks at the obligation of all courts and tribunals in the UK to take account of the case law of the European Court of Human Rights and the general principles which that Court has developed in interpreting the European Convention on Human Rights *Focuses on the interaction between the Human Rights Act and existing statutory and common law remedies; and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights *Assesses the impact of human rights law on the decisions of public officials *Gives a detailed account of the protection of human rights under the devolution statutes in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales