Human Rights Law Directions / Edition 2

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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Why did the UK need a Human Rights Act - and why do some people say it should be repealed?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 has been written expressly to guide you through your study of human rights law, and to clearly and concisely highlight and explain the key areas of this fascinating subject.

This engaging text covers all the topics required to gain a full understanding of human rights. A range of different features are included, making this the ideal text as you approach the subject for the first time.

- Case close-up boxes identify and explain key cases
- Discussion topics highlight key areas of interest and encourage analytical thought
- Cross referencing describes how different topics interconnect

Online Resource Centre

Human Rights Law Directions is accompanied by an Online Resource Center where students can access 6-monthly updates to the book, a selection of annotated web links, and guidance on answering the problem questions contained in the book. Registered lecturers can also access a test bank of approximately 100 multiple choice questions, which can be downloaded to a VLE and customized.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199554348
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 550
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Howard Davis is Reader in Public Law at Bournemouth University.

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Table of Contents

Human Rights: The European Convention and the Human Rights Act
1. Introduction: the idea of human rights
2. The European Convention on Human Rights
3. The European Convention and the law of the United Kingdom
4. The Human Rights Act 1998 (1) rights and duties
5. The Human Rights Act 1998 (2) proceedings and remedies
6. Convention law: pervasive themes
Substantive Rights and Applications
7. Ancillary rights
8. Article 2 right to life
9. Article 3 prohibition of torture
10. Article 4 prohibition of slavery and forced labour
11. Article 5 right to liberty and security
12. Article 6 right to a fair trial
13. Article 7 no punishment without law
14. Introduction to Articles 8-11
15. Article 8 right to respect for private and family life
16. Article 9 freedom of thought, conscience and religion
17. Article 10 freedom of expression
18. Article 11 freedom of assembly and association
19. Article 12 right to marry
20. Applications: police powers
21. Applications: prisoners' rights
22. Applications: media law and privacy
23. Article 1 of the First Protocol protection of property
24. Article 2 of the First Protocol right to education
25. Article 3 of the First Protocol right to free elections
26. Anti-terrorism law and human rights
27. Conclusion

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