Lives of the Law: Selected Essays and Speeches: 2000-2010

Hardcover | October 6, 2011

byTom Bingham

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Tom Bingham (1933-2010) was the 'greatest judge of our time' (The Guardian), a towering figure in modern British public life who championed the rule of law and human rights inside and outside the courtroom. Lives of the Law collects Bingham's most important later writings, in which he bringshis distinctive, engaging style to tell the story of the diverse lives of the law: its life in government, in business, and in human wrongdoing.Following on from The Business of Judging (2000), the papers collected here tackle some of the major debates in British public life over the last decade, from reforming the constitution to the growth of human rights law. They offer Bingham's distinctive insight on issues such as the role of thejudiciary in a democracy, the implementation of the Human Rights Act, and the development of the rule of law, in the UK and internationally.Written in the accessible style that made The Rule of Law (2010) a popular success, the book will be essential reading for all those working in law, and an engaging inroad to understanding modern constitutional and legal debates for the general reader.

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Tom Bingham (1933-2010) was the 'greatest judge of our time' (The Guardian), a towering figure in modern British public life who championed the rule of law and human rights inside and outside the courtroom. Lives of the Law collects Bingham's most important later writings, in which he bringshis distinctive, engaging style to tell the s...

The late Tom Bingham occupied all of the senior judicial positions in the UK: the Master of the Rolls, from 1992-1996; the Lord Chief Justice, from 1996-2000; and the Senior Law Lord, from 2000 until his retirement in 2008. He is the author of The Business of Judging (OUP, 2000) and The Rule of Law (Allen Lane, 2009). A volume of es...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:October 6, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Jeffrey Jowell: ForewordI. The Constitution and the Rule of LawLooking Backward1. Magna Carta2. The Alabama Claims and the International Rule of Law3. Dicey Revisited4. The Evolving Constitution5. The Old Order ChangethLooking Forward6. A Written Constitution?7. The Future of the House of LordsII. The Business of Judging8. The Judges: Active or Passive?9. Government and Judges: Friends or Enemies?10. The Highest Court in the LandIII. Human Rights and Human Wrongs11. The Human Rights Act: The View from the Bench12. Personal Freedom and the Dilemma of Democracies13. Habeas Corpus14. 'The Law Favours Liberty': Slavery and the English Common Law15. I Beg Your PardonIV. The Common Law16. From Servant to Employee: A Study of the Common Law in Action17. A Duty of Care: The Uses of Tort18. The Law as the Handmaiden of Commerce19. A New Thing under the Sun?: The Interpretation of Contracts and the ICS Decision20. The Internationalization of the Common LawV. Lives of the Law21. Dr Johnson and the Law22. Mr Bentham is Present

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"exceptionally thoughtful and illuminating" --Marcel Berlins, The Guardian"