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Published: 11 March 2010

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780199584772

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Chapter 1

Bonfire of the Liberties

New Labour, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

Keith Ewing

  • The first full-length, expert critique of New Labour's record on human rights, exposing the failings of our political and legal systems to protect people from the Government's intrusion on their civil liberties
  • Presents compelling narratives of the major human rights battles over the last decade - including the Control Order cases, the Belmarsh trial, the Jean Charles de Menezes affair and the G20 protests
  • Offers a provocative critique of the Human Rights Act and the record of the UK judiciary in upholding human rights