Journals Higher Education

The Law of Habeas Corpus

Third Edition

R. J. Sharpe, Judith Farbey, and Atrill Simon
Simon Atrill

  • Covers a topic of great importance: the liberty of the individual is a fundamental right and essential to the rule of law
  • Habeas corpus is the only remedy directly applicable to a human right
  • Provides a complete and up-to-date statement of the law
  • Thoroughly explores the background and principles, together with practice and procedure, with sample forms, fully set out for the practitioner
  • Completely updated to reflect significant developments in the case law and the literature since the last edition in 1989
  • One new chapter devotes special attention to habeas corpus and fundamental rights, looking in particular at the Human Rights Act 1998, the European Convention on Human Rights and also the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Another new chapter examines first principles and the evolution of judicial review and its relationship to habeas corpus
  • For the first time, the book will include sample forms for practitioners in an extended section on practice and procedure
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