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Published: 04 August 2016

584 Pages


ISBN: 9780198765882

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Human Rights Law Directions

Fourth Edition

Howard Davis


  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further

New to this Edition:

  • Discussion of the developments in the reform of the Human Rights Act
  • Unlawful rendition and Articles 3, 5 and 6 (El Masri v Macedonia; Al Nashri & Husayn v Poland)
  • The European Court of Human Rights approach to fact finding and proof (Mocanu v Romania)
  • Deportation and Articles 3, 8 and 6 (Osman v UK; GS v Home Secretary)
  • Warfare and human rights (Smith v MoD)
  • Access to a court and state immunity (Sabeh el leil v France)
  • Legal aid and human rights (Coventry v Lawrence)
  • Retrospective punishments and Article 7 (del Rio Prada v Spain)
  • Abortion and assisted suicide in the context of Article 8 (Nicklinson v MoJ)
  • Surveillance and communications data (Liberty v GCHQ)
  • Religious dress and the burqa ban in France (SAS v France)
  • Counter-terrorism law, including the Justice and Security Act
  • New learning features, including: essay and problem questions to help apply the knowledge gained from the chapter and prepare for exams, 'Thinking point' boxes which provide critical reflection of the law, 'The bigger picture' sections which offer guidance on where to find more advanced material and brand new chapter introductions which discuss the law in context

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