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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Eleventh Edition

Ruth Costigan and Richard Stone

June 2017

ISBN: 9780198744276

576 pages

In Stock

Price: £44.99

Clear coverage, insightful analysis, topical debate



A straightforward and stimulating account of this fascinating area of law that covers all the key topics on undergraduate human rights modules. It includes detailed analysis of key cases throughout that puts the law into context and encourages students to engage with contemporary issues and debates.

  • Covers all the essential topics thoroughly and clearly and encourages students to think critically
  • Straightforward writing style enables students to easily understand complex material
  • Puts the law in context and guides students through key cases with detailed analysis
  • Includes questions for discussion at the end of each chapter to help students engage with key issues
  • Further reading suggestions for each chapter encourage students to explore key topics and strengthen critical analysis skills

About the Author(s)

Ruth Costigan, Associate Professor, Swansea University, and Richard Stone, Emeritus Professor of Law and Human Rights, University of Lincoln

Ruth Costigan is Associate Professor at Swansea University

Richard Stone is Emeritus Professor of Law and Human Rights at the University of Lincoln

Table of Contents

    2:The Human Rights Act 1998: Overview
    3:Personal liberty (Article 5) I: Stop, search, and arrest
    4:Personal liberty (Article 5) II: Detention and questioning
    5:Right to a fair trial: Article 6
    6:Article 8: Right to respect for private life
    7:Freedom of expression (Article 10) I: Official secrets and freedom of information
    8:Freedom of expression (Article 10) II: Obscenity and indecency
    9:Freedom to protest and public order law
    10:Terrorism and human rights
    11:Freedom from discrimination (Article 14)


"Provides an excellent foundation for students' understanding of key, complex, ever developing areas of human rights law " - Sarah Willis, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Northampton

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