Blackstones Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998

Paperback | April 26, 2015

byJohn Wadham, Helen Mountfield QC, Elizabeth Prochaska

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The Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 provides clear, concise coverage of the operation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998, discussing the successes and failures of the Act and the debate surrounding its possible eventual replacement with a Bill of Rights. The Guide assesses the case law of the European Court and analyses the impact of Convention rights in landmark domestic judgements across a wide range of areas, including terrorism, privacy, discrimination, and criminal law. It explains the interpretive techniques employed by the courts to readlegislation compatibly with Convention rights, and maps the UK and Strasbourg courts' divergence in approach to certain areas of human rights protection. It also highlights the aspects of the Act that the courts have not yet clarified. The new edition of this popular Guide considers all relevant developments since the publication of the previous edition. The book contains a copy of the Human Rights Act 1998 as amended, and the European Convention for the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms.The Blackstone's Guide series delivers concise and accessible books covering the latest legislative changes and amendments. Published soon after enactment, they offer expert commentary by leading names on the scope, extent and effects of the legislation, plus a full copy of the Act itself. Theyoffer a cost-effective solution to key information needs and are the perfect companion for any practitioner needing to get up to speed with the latest changes.

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The Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998 provides clear, concise coverage of the operation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998, discussing the successes and failures of the Act and the debate surrounding its possible eventual replacement with a Bill of Rights. The Guide assesses the case law of the European Court an...

John Wadham was, until recently, the Executive Director of INTERIGHTS (the Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights. Previously he has been the General Counsel of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and the Director of Liberty. He is a recognized expert on human rights and equality and is currently a consultant for ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.16 inPublished:April 26, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198705751

ISBN - 13:9780198705758

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Framework of the European Convention on Human Rights3. The Framework of the Human Rights Act4. Enforcing the Human Rights Act5. The Interaction between Convention Principles and European Law6. The Convention Rights: Absolute Rights7. The Convention Rights: Limited and Qualified Rights8. The Convention Protocols9. Beyond the Domestic Courts: Taking a Case to Strasbourg10. Researching Human Rights JurisprudenceAppendix 1: Human Rights Act 1998 (as amended)Appendix 2: European Convention for the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms