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Human rights in the UK : a general introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998

By: Hoffman, David Rowe, John, QC Hale, Lady Justice(Foreword by)

0582473233 / 9780582473232
Out of print
United Kingdom
25 cm xxiii, 364 p. : ill.
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Human rights issues are currently high on the political and academic agenda and this is now being reflected in their increasing importance within the law curriculum.

This brand new introductory textbook aims to provide new law students with a thorough grounding in the subject, bringing them fully up-to-date on the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 on UK law, as well as providing an accessible and thought-provoking discussion for both students and professionals . ~Key features include: *Introduction to the theory of rights and the historical context and political background of the Human Rights Act 1998 *Discussion of the constitutional implications of the Act and how the Act works in practice *Practical examples of human rights in everyday life and the practical effects of the Act, with examples from both European and UK case law *Evaluation and discussion of the effects of the Act. ~Human Rights in the UK is ideal for students of the following courses: 1st year LL.B., specialist option in human rights at A-Level, ILEX Part 1, CPE, LPC and BVC. It also provides a valuable reference source for those from a non-legal background requiring an accessible introduction to the subject, drawing as it does on both authors' extensive experience lecturing on human rights to a variety of audiemces, both legal and non-legal, at school, university and professional levels. . ~David Hoffman is a barrister practising at 8 King Street Chambers, Manchester, having previously taught law at Somerville College, Oxford.

John Rowe Q.C. is a barrister practising at Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester, a former leader of the Northern Circuit, former Chairman of the Bar and a founder member of the Northern Circuit Free Representation and Advice Scheme.

He was Parliament's Independent Reviewer of the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Statutes (1993-2001), and this book draws on his experience considering the particular issues raised by terrorism.

He is also an external examiner to the Manchester Metropolitan University Bar Vocational Course


1DBKE England, 1DBKW Wales, 1QFE EU (European Union), JPVH Human rights, LBBR International human rights law, LND Constitutional & administrative law, LNT Social law

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