Human Rights Law

Human Rights Law

by Howard Davis
     
 

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Human Rights Law Directions is written in an engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on human rights law courses with clarity. No previous knowledge is assumed, making this the ideal text for those encountering human rights law for the first time. The book offers a thorough introduction to the Human Rights Act and the way in…  See more details below

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Human Rights Law Directions is written in an engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on human rights law courses with clarity. No previous knowledge is assumed, making this the ideal text for those encountering human rights law for the first time. The book offers a thorough introduction to the Human Rights Act and the way in which it gives effect to the European Convention on Human Rights. The author guides students through the main terms and implications of the convention rights, highlighting and exploring some of the more complex and controversial themes.

Key features: Definitions and key points are integrated throughout the text to highlight essential concepts and developments such as Protocol 14, as well as clarify potential areas of confusion, Discussion topics encourage students to develop a critical perspective and consider wider questions on controversial issues such as the use of lethal force by police and army, and whether it is right that those threatened with preventative orders such as ASBOs should not have full rights to a fair trial guaranteed in Article 6, Reflective questions are included at the end of each chapter, with suggested approaches available on the accompanying Online Resource Centre, encouraging students to reinforce their learning and develop a reasoned approach to problem solving. The book is made easy to navigate through the use of many headings to guide the reader's progress through the subject, as well as helpful features such as cross-references that are presented in a fresh colour design.

The book is accompanied by an innovative Online Resource Centre offering several resources to support teaching andlearning. Lecturers can track student progress using a test bank of over 100 multiple choice questions that can be customised and loaded onto the university's virtual learning environment. Each question comes with comprehensive feedback and a reference back to relevant material in the textbook, Updates are an indispensable resource providing easy access to changes and developments in the law that have occurred since publication of the book. A selection of annotated web links facilitate further research in areas of particular interest, Guidance is provided on answering questions in the book.

About the Author:
Dr Howard Davis is Reader in Public Law at Bournemouth University

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ISBN-13:
9781408266793
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
08/28/2011

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Meet the Author

Dr Howard Davis is a Reader in Public Law at Bournemouth Law School where he teaches human rights, constitutional law and administrative law. He is also a visiting Professor at the University of Pisa (Italy) and was previously the Head of the School of Law at the Southampton Institute. He is the author of a number of books and articles on human rights and civil liberties.

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