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Published: 24 February 2011

320 Pages


ISBN: 9780199248247

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The Law of Habeas Corpus

Third Edition

Judith Farbey QC, R.J. Sharpe, and Simon Atrill

  • Topic of great importance: liberty of the individual is a fundamental right and essential to the rule of law
  • Habeas corpus is the only remedy directly applicable to a human right
  • Complete and up-to-date statement of the law
  • Thorough exploration of the background and principles, together with practice and procedure
  • The book has been completely updated to reflect significant developments in the case law and the literature since the last edition in 1989
  • One new chapter will devote special attention to habeas corpus and fundamental rights, looking in particular at the Human Rights Act 1998, the European Convention on Human Rights and also the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
  • Another new chapter will explore first principles and examine the evolution of judicial review and its relationship to habeas corpus

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