ISBN-10:
9041110852
ISBN-13:
9789041110855
Pub. Date:
06/01/1999
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
The Human Rights Act 1998 - What it Means: The Incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into the Legal Order of the United Kingdom

The Human Rights Act 1998 - What it Means: The Incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into the Legal Order of the United Kingdom

by Lammy Betten

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Overview

The incorporation of the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms into the domestic law of the United Kingdom raises many questions. What does it mean now that the Convention's provisions are expressly laid down in a national Act? Does it mean the addition of a number of - in the view of Lord Denning - broad principles which are 'capable of giving rise to an infinity of argument' and which will do little to improve the human rights protection of the individual citizen? Or has the Act finally brought human rights 'home', as Prime Minister Tony Blair claims?
The Exeter School of Law's Centre for European Legal Studies invited a number of distinguished practitioners and scholars to shed light on a few of the questions which occupy the minds of many in the UK today. All of the contributors to the Centre's annual Lasok Conference agreed to put their findings in writing. This book is the result. It offers analyses and opinions from the point of view of practitioners, politicians, the Council of Europe and academics. It gives fascinating answers to those who are still wondering about the significance of it all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789041110855
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; L. Betten.
Part I.
1. 'What Does it All Mean?' Interpreting the Human Rights Act 1998; M. Beloff.
2. The Human Rights Bill: Progress Through Parliament; B. Bradshaw.
3. Principles of Judicial Review as Developed by the European Court of Human Rights: Their Relevance in a National Context; P. Mahoney.
4. Status of the ECHR in the Member States; F. Sundberg.
Part II.
5. How Private is My Private Life; J. Wright.
6. Convention Rights and the Environment; N. Grief.
7. The Protection of Rights of Property in Land Under the Human Rights Act; J. Howell.
8. The Applicability of the Human Rights Act to Private Corporations; M. Addo.
Annexes.

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