|Human Rights in the UK||
Human Rights in the UK
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This highly acclaimed textbook provides law students with a thorough introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998, its background, how it came to be passed and the mass of case law that has followed it. The authors discuss the particular rights the Act embodies, including the law’s response to terrorism.
Combining broad topic coverage with an engaging writing style, Hoffman and Rowe provide an outstanding platform for students wishing to gain an in-depth and critical understanding of this contemporary, contentious and constantly evolving area of law.
2. The idea of human rights
3. The history of human rights and the Convention
4. Constitutional considerations
5. The scheme of the Human Rights Act 1998
6. Remedies under the Human Rights Act
7. Introduction to the Convention rights
8. The right to life: Article 2
9. Freedom from torture: Article 3
10. Freedom from slavery: Article 4
11 . Personal liberty: Article 5
12. The right to a fair trial: Article 6
13. Retrospective legislation: Article 7
14. The right to privacy: Article 8
15. Freedom of conscience: Article 9 and Article 2 of the
16. Freedom of expression: Article 10
17. Freedom of assembly: Article
18. The right to marry: Article 12
19. Non-discrimination: Article 14
20. The right to property: Article 1 of the First Protocol
21. Free elections: Article 3 of the First Protocol
22. The problem of terrorism
Appendix 1 The Human Rights Act 1998
Appendix 2 The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights
and Fundamental Freedoms
Appendix 3 Members of the Council of Europe and Convention ratifications
Appendix 4 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Appendix 5 European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights
"This is an excellent book, which is extremely student-friendly while remaining critical and analytical."
Prof. Caroline Fournet, University of Groningen and fellow at the ECIA
The Human Rights Act 1998 is one of the most important statutes ever passed in the United Kingdom and this highly-acclaimed textbook provides law students with a thorough introduction to the Act and the mass of case law that has followed it.
Human Rights in the UK has a clearly defined structure that firstly explores the background of the Act and how it came to be passed. It outlines the constitutional context of the Act so that the discussion is accessible to the student starting on their legal study or the non-lawyer. The book then examines the way in which the Act works in practice, and remedies available under it. The authors go on to discuss the particular rights embodied in the Act, giving each right separate and detailed consideration, drawing upon case law from both the UK and Europe. Finally, the issue of terrorism is considered in more detail bringing current and controversial debate to the fore.
Combining broad topic coverage with an engaging writing style, Hoffman and Rowe provide an outstanding platform for students wishing to gain a true insight into this contentious and constantly evolving area of law.
New to this edition
David Hoffman is a practising chancery and commercial barrister in Manchester, having previously taught law at Somerville College, Oxford. He has written variously on human rights topics, including the terrorism acts.
John Rowe Q.C. is a retired barrister, a former leader of the Northern Circuit, former Chairman of the Bar and a founder of the Northern Circuit Free Representation and Advice Scheme. He was Parliament’s Independent Reviewer of the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Acts (from 1993 to 2001).