Human Rights Law

Second Edition

By Merris Amos

In this completely revised and updated second edition, the judicial interpretation and application of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998 is comprehensively examined and analyzed. Part I concerns key procedural issues including: the background to the Act * the relationship between UK courts and the European Court of Human Rights * the definition of victim and public authority * determining incompatibility including deference and proportionality * the impact of the Act on primary legislation * damages and other remedies for the violation of Convention rights. In Part II of the book, the Convention rights, as interpreted and applied by UK's courts, are discussed in detail. All important Convention rights are included with a new chapter on freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. Other Convention rights considered in the national context include: the right to life * freedom from torture * the right to liberty * fair trial * the right to private life, family life, and home * the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions * the right to freedom from discrimination in the enjoyment of Convention rights. This second edition of Human Rights Law will be invaluable for those teaching, studying, and practicing in the areas of human rights law, constitutional law, and administrative law.

Publication Date: 7/12/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781849463805