Human Rights Law Directions

Paperback | September 3, 2016

byHoward Davis

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Why do the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have such an impact on UK law? Why did the UK need a Human Rights Act - and why do some people say it should be repealed? Human Rights Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing students to this exciting area of law. The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this book will help them: * Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly* Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear * Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: they'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law* Deepen and test knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help students tackle assessments with confidence* Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go furtherAn extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support studies, including: * Multiple choice questions * Flashcard glossary * A selection of annotated web links* Guidance on answering the end of chapter exam questions* Guidance on answering the end of chapter self-test questions* The text of the Human Rights Act * Updates to the book, including developments on the reform of the Human Rights Act

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Why do the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have such an impact on UK law? Why did the UK need a Human Rights Act - and why do some people say it should be repealed? Human Rights Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing students to this exciting area of law. The Directions series h...

Howard Davis is Reader in Public Law at Bournemouth Univeristy.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:576 pagesPublished:September 3, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198765886

ISBN - 13:9780198765882

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Table of Contents

Human Rights: The European Convention and the Human Rights Act1. Introduction: the idea of human rights2. The European Convention on Human Rights3. The European Convention and the law of the United Kingdom4. The Human Rights Act 1998 (1) rights and duties5. The Human Rights Act 1998 (2) proceedings and remedies6. Convention law: pervasive themesSubstantive Rights and Applications7. Ancillary rights8. Article 2 right to life9. Article 3 prohibition of torture10. Article 4 prohibition of slavery and forced labour11. Article 5 right to liberty and security12. Article 6 right to a fair trial13. Article 7 no punishment without law14. Introduction to Articles 8-1115. Article 8 right to respect for private and family life16. Article 9 freedom of thought, conscience and religion17. Article 10 freedom of expression18. Article 11 freedom of assembly and association19. Article 12 right to marry20. Applications: police powers21. Applications: prisoners' rights22. Applications: media law and privacy23. Article 1 of the First Protocol protection of property24. Article 2 of the First Protocol right to education25. Article 3 of the First Protocol right to free elections26. Anti-terrorism law and human rights27. Conclusion