Your Rights

Your Rights : The Liberty Guide

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Attacks on civil liberties are on the increase in the United Kingdom. This is evident in restrictions on press freedom, greater public secrecy, censorship, intolerance towards "travellers", lesbians and gays and other minority groups and wider police controls. This book provides a guide to civil rights and the law for the lay reader as well as those working in the legal and advice professions. Based on Liberty's own advice sheets, the guide explains legal rights, covering recent legislation and highlights aspects of the law which adversely affect civil rights. Each section is prefaced with a summary of the issues covered, followed by definitions and powers relevant to the area. The guide does not cover the law in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • map
  • 0745307795
  • 9780745307794

Table of contents

List of Contributors 1. The Right to Protest: Freedom of Assembly 2. Freedom of Expression: Free Speech, Controls on Film, Video and Cable 3. Privacy: Telephone Tapping, Unsolicited Mail, Power of Officials to Enter Your Home 4. The Right To Know: Data Protection, Medical, Education, Employment and Social Service Records 5. The Rights of Suspects: Stop and Search, Powers of Arrest, Rights in Police Stations. 6. The Right of Defendants: Legal Aid, Trials, Appeals 7. The Rights of Prisoners: including Women Prisoners, Young Prisoners 8. Discrimination and Harassment: Racial and Sexual. 9. The Rights of Immigrants: Immigration Control, Refugees, Nationality 10. The Rights of Mental Patients: Detention, Tribunals, Rights in Hospital 11. The Rights of Young People: Illegitimacy, Religion, Travelling, Schools and Education 12. The Rights of Employers: Unions, Contracts, Women, Health and Safety, Industrial Action 13. The Rights of Travellers: The Right to Stop, Housing, Education, Health Care 14. Legal Aid: Advice 15. Remedies and Complaints: Ombudsman, Public Authorities, Police, Media
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Review quote

"'This is an excellent guide to a whole range of civil liberties issues. It... provides the kind of information that anyone who comes up against the law in any form needs to know. The topics covered... are presented in a clear and easy to understand format' Labour Research 'An invaluable and practical guide to your rights under the law and how to get redress if they are infringed' Labour Campaign for Criminal Justice Newsletter
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About John Wadham

John Wadham is Legal Director of the British-based Liberty (National Council for Civil Liberties). Each section of the book are written by an expert in the relevant field.
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