Judicial Review, Socio-Economic Rights and the Human Rights Act
By Ellie Palmer
In the UK during the past decade, individuals and groups have increasingly tested the extent to which principles of English administrative law can be used to gain entitlements to health and welfare services, with priority for the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups. One of the primary purposes of this book - now in paperback - is to demonstrate the extent to which established boundaries of judicial intervention in socio-economic disputes have been altered by the extension of judicial powers in sections 3 and 6 of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998, and through the development of a jurisprudence of positive obligations in the European Convention on Human Rights 1950. The substantive focus of the book is on developments in the constitutional law of the UK, yet the book also addresses key issues of theoretical human rights and international and comparative constitutional law.
Publication Date: 4/21/2009