Understanding Human Rights Principles

By Jonathan Cooper

Human rights are brought to life by a number of defining principles. This text explores each of those principles in depth through comprehensive, informative and provocative papers written by prominent and distinguished practitioners and legal academics. These papers were first delivered at a series of seminars organized by JUSTICE and University of College, London. Contents include Ensuring Legality: is it an interference in accordance with the law?; Proportionality and the doctrine of the margin of appreciation; Positive obligations: pro-actively protecting rights; Consequences for horizontal application of rights; Identifying a civil right; and What is "Necessary in a Democratic Society".


224 pages

Publication Date: 5/21/2001
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841131696