The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law

The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law

by David Hoffman
     
 

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The Human Rights Act 1998 has had a profound effect in numerous private law decisions and has been the subject of extensive academic debate, in particular on the issue of the extent to which it has horizontal effect and its application in disputes between individuals. With contributions from a variety of academics and practitioners, this volume covers and contributes

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The Human Rights Act 1998 has had a profound effect in numerous private law decisions and has been the subject of extensive academic debate, in particular on the issue of the extent to which it has horizontal effect and its application in disputes between individuals. With contributions from a variety of academics and practitioners, this volume covers and contributes to the academic debate on horizontal effect and considers how theory matches up with case law; the limits of the Act for private law; and its impact on key areas including privacy, defamation, negligence, nuisance, property, commercial law and employment. Together, the book provides a practical critique of the areas discussed, which will be of academic interest to theorists and of practical benefit to lawyers and judges who wish to understand how the academic debates can be brought to bear in particular cases.

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'The chief glory of [the book] lies in its 12 substantive chapters on specific aspects of private law … David Hoffman gives himself three modest pages at the end to reflect on the book's contents, expressing the hope as he says 'that the discussion' in it 'can assist' in the effective reception of the HRA into private law … He should be proud of what he has achieved here: a superb partnership between academics and practitioners, a volume very well presented by Cambridge - and an important contribution to legal understanding of the HRA.' Conor Gearty, Public Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107009325
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2011
Pages:
442
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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David Hoffman is a practising barrister in the fields of chancery and commercial law. He is a co-author of the student textbook Human Rights in the UK and is a former law lecturer at Somerville College, Oxford.

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