Human Rights: The 1998 Act and the European ConventionHardback
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- Publisher: SWEET & MAXWELL
- Format: Hardback | 512 pages
- Dimensions: 230mm
- Publication date: 23 December 1999
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0421630604
- ISBN 13: 9780421630604
The Human Rights Act 1998 affects almost every area of the law. Human Rights provides authoritative guidance on the implications for the practitioner as well as an account of the constitutional background. Featuring a comprehensive analysis of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act 1998, this book sets out how the Convention affects English law and clearly explains its status, scope and impact. It clarifies the principles the Strasbourg institutions have adopted in interpreting and applying the Convention, and also covers the most important case law article by article. * Focuses on the application of the Human Rights Act in practice * Anticipates questions that courts are likely to encounter when giving effect to the Convention through the common law and the Act * Considers available remedies and judicial review
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This book clearly sets out the rights in a commentary that succinctly includes the relevant case law.This work... will likely play an important role in the legal education of the profession, besides providing a useful handbook and reference to the scope and meaning of human rights as developed by the institutions in Strasbourg.This work... will likely play an important role in the legal education of the profession, besides providing a useful handbook and reference to the scope and meaning of human rights as developed by the institutions in Strasbourg. The authors provide a succinct account of how they see the HRA in operation, taking into account the status of the European Convention in UK law, the status of Strasbourg 'jurisprudence', the impact of the HRA on the legislative process and the scope of protection... Legal Week.
Table of contents
Foreword. Part 1: The Human Rights Act 1998. The status of the ECHR in UK law. The status of the jurisprudence of the Strasbourg Court and Institutions in UK law. The impact of the Act on legislation. The scope of protection to private individuals and bodies. The impact of the Act on judicial review and the review of discretion. Remedies. Devolution. Part 2: The ECHR - the case law. Convention principles. The Convention rights. Appendices.