Your Rights

Your Rights : The Liberty Guide to Human Rights

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Description

This is the eighth edition of the successful civil liberties guide Your Rights. Now expanded and extended in scope to include all new legislation that has come into force since the last edition was published in 2000, this book includes, a new introduction covering the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Convention on Human Rights and a new chapter on the Rights of the Bereaved. In addition to, updated and expanded chapters on the rights of suspects, rights of defendants, rights of prisoners, rights of immigrants and the rights of families and children.Written by leading lawyers and campaigners at Liberty, this is the ultimate reference handbook for specialists and general readers alike.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 148 x 228 x 28mm | 662.26g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 8th Revised edition
  • 1 map
  • 074532276X
  • 9780745322766

About Megan Addis

Megan Addis is Liberty's Advice and Information Officer. Prior to joining Liberty she practised civil and criminal litigation. Penelope Morrow is Liberty's Advice and Information Project Officer. She is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor. Liberty (the National Council for Civil Liberties) is Britain's leading campaign body working for the promotion of civil rights. Their guide to civil liberties, Your Rights is also published by Pluto Press.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Foreword 1. The Human Rights Act 1998: An Overview 2. How to Get Redress 3. The Right to Privacy 4. The Right to Know 5. The Rights of Suspects 6. The Rights of Defendants 7. The Rights of Prisoners 8. The Right of Peaceful Protest 9. The Right of Free Expression 10. The Right to Receive Equal Treatment 11. The Rights of Immigrants 12. The Rights of People Detained Under the Mental Health Act 1983 13. The Rights of Children and Young People 14. The Rights of Workers 15. The Law Relating to Gypsies and Travellers 16. The Rights of the Bereaved 17. Accessing UK Legal Resourcesshow more

Review quote

'Should be considered an essential purchase for anyone interested in human rights protection' -- Susan Nash, New Law Journal 'Widely acknowledged as the most comprehensive and reliable guide to civil rights and liberties' -- The Softback Preview 'A very useful general guide. It is the kind of book that everyone needs from time to time, whether it is to decide whether there are grounds for using the law or just to check up on something. It is well laid out and easy to use' -- Labour Researchshow more