Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 11 March 2010

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780199584789

Also Available As:

Bookseller Code (AE)

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

Also of Interest