Media Law and Human Rights

Paperback | February 26, 2009

byAndrew Nicol QC, Gavin Millar QC, Andrew Sharland

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The incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights in UK Law, has made the principle of free speech a positive right. But what is the law of freedom of expression and privacy and how does it affect the media? This new edition of Media Law and Human Rights provides practical coverageof the impact of human rights principles in media law.Providing a comprehensive guide to the Strasbourg case law as it affects the media, this book also examines how the UK courts have grappled with the concepts of privacy and freedom of expression as developed by the European Court. It considers the potential for further influence and looks at thespecial provisions in the structure of the Human Rights Act and how, if the UK courts still do not provide a remedy, a case can be taken to Strasbourg.This new edition offers comprehensive and up to date coverage of the all the important English case law and decisions of the European Court of Human Rights that have occurred since the publication of the first edition, including key cases on libel, such as Steel and Morris v UK (McLibel), privacysuch as Douglas v Hello, and race hatred such as Norwood v UK. Coverage of major developments outside the UK and Europe including decisions of the US, and Canadian Supreme Courts and the South African Constitutional Court is also included.This title particularly investigates the issues concerning Article 10 as regards its guarantee of freedom of expression. The right is not absolute, but judgements of the European Court of Human Rights have illustrated how valuable the Convention has been in maintaining freedom of expression. TheContempt of Court Act, rights of appeal against reporting restrictions, and the new approach to privilege in libel have all been the product of Article 10. The authors also consider hhow the courts have responded to the Human Rights Act, in particular the way in which the interrelationship betweenthe right to respect for privacy and freedom of expression.Barristers and solicitors who specialise in media law and who need to understand the implications of the European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act will find this an essential purchase.

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The incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights in UK Law, has made the principle of free speech a positive right. But what is the law of freedom of expression and privacy and how does it affect the media? This new edition of Media Law and Human Rights provides practical coverageof the impact of human rights principles in ...

Andrew Nicol QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, where he specialises in human rights work, public law and media law. Andrew Sharland is a barrister at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square. His practice focuses on media law, public law and employment law. Gavin Millar QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, where his practice cove...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pagesPublished:February 26, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199217505

ISBN - 13:9780199217502

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Table of Contents

1. Freedom of Expression and Privacy: An Introduction2. Freedom of Expression and the Right to Respect for Private Life and Media Law: General Principles3. The Human Rights Act 19984. When Rights Have Not Been Brought Home: Taking a Case to Strasbourg5. Defamation6. Privacy and Confidential Information7. Racial Hatred8. Obscenity and Blasphemy9. Court Reporting and Contempt of Court10. Reporting on Elections and Parliament11. Licensing and Regulation of the Media12. Commercial Speech13. Official Secrets, National Security, and Public DisorderHuman Rights Act 1998European Convention on Human Rights