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Published: 26 March 2015

566 Pages


ISBN: 9780198705758

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A new practitioner law publication

Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998

Seventh Edition

John Wadham, Helen Mountfield QC, Elizabeth Prochaska, and Raj Desai

Blackstone's Guides

  • New edition of this celebrated guide to an important piece of legislation, written by leading experts in the field
  • Provides a clear and concise explanation of how the European Convention and Human Rights Act 1998 work and have been applied by the courts
  • Summarizes the interpretative techniques and procedures that lawyers need to understand to bring a human rights claim
  • Contains a copy of the Human Rights Act 1998 (as amended) and the European Convention for the Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms (as amended)
  • Provides a critique of proposals from the Conservative Party to reduce the protection provided by the Act and the ECHR

New to this Edition:

  • Discusses recent ECtHR and domestic decisions over jurisdiction, privacy and prisoners' rights
  • Analyses the importance of the common law protection of rights in light of threats to the Human Rights Act
  • Analyses the relationship between human rights in the EU and the ECHR following the decision of the CJEU on EU accession to the ECHR

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