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17 December 2011

430 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199697007

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Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998

Sixth Edition

John Wadham, Helen Mountfield QC, Elizabeth Prochaska, and Christopher Brown

  • 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
  • Highlights key European and domestic cases on human rights
  • 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
  • Analyses the government's proposals on a Commission for a Bill of Rights and possible changes to the Human Rights Act
  • Considers the developing contradictions between the jurisprudence of the ECHR and domestic authorities
  • Covers the Strasbourg procedures, implementation of Protocol 14 on improving the efficiency of the European Court, as well as the possible implementation of further rights
  • Explains the relationship between the European Convention and the new EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
  • Includes coverage of all significant cases in the European Court, Court of Appeal, and Supreme Court, including in the areas of privacy (MGN v UK), extradition (Norris v United States of America), criminal law (R v Horncastle), voting rights (Greens v UK,) and housing (Manchester City Council v Watts)

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