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Human Rights Act. A Success Story?. Journal of Law and Society Special Issues

  • ID: 2249812
  • Journal
  • April 2005
  • Region: Global
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Human Rights Act came into force in 2000 and was hailed as a quantum leap in common law jurisprudence. Expectations were high as we moved from liberties to rights and from the unwritten to the written.

This book seeks to examine the impact of the legislation from the viewpoint of judges, lawyers, civil libertarians, politicians and academics. In particular, key sensitive areas are reviewed. For example, mental health, immigration and access to legal services are topics which receive critical attention.

The authors highlight both strengths and weaknesses in current practice. They offer insights and suggestions for development of a more effective, accessible and successful employment of the Human Rights Act.

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The Human Rights Act: A Success Story? Introduction (Luke Clements and Philip A. Thomas).

The Rocks or the Open Sea? Where is the Human Rights Act Heading? (Sir Stephen Sedley).

11 September 2001, Counter–terrorism, and the Human Rights Act (Conor Gearty).

Winners and Losers (Luke Clements).

The Human Rights Act: A View from Below (Ruth Costigan and Philip A. Thomas).

Lost on the Way Home? The Right to Life in Northern Ireland (Christine Bell and Johanna Keenan).

Convention Compliance, Public Safety, and the Social Inclusion of Mentally Disordered People (Phil Fennell).

Resources, Rights, and Environmental Regulation (Robert G. Lee).

Rights and Rhetoric: The Politics of Asylum and Human Rights Culture in the United Kingdom (Shami Chakrabarti).

Human Rights in the Scottish Courts (Tom Mullen, Jim Murdoch, Alan Miller, and Sarah Craig).

An Equality and Human Rights Commission Worthy of the Name (Anthony Lester and Lydia Clapinska).

Constitution Reform, the Lord Chancellor, and Human Rights: The Battle of Form and Substance (Roger Smith)

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Luke Clements
Philip Thomas
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