Making Rights Real

The Human Rights Act in its First Decade

By Ian Leigh, Roger Masterman

More than five years after the commencement of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998, it is timely to evaluate the Act's effectiveness. The focus of Making Rights Real is on the extent to which the Act has delivered on the promise to 'bring rights home.' The book considers how the judiciary, Parliament, and the executive in the UK have performed in the new roles that the Human Rights Act requires them to play. This account cuts through the rhetoric and controversy surrounding the Act, generated by its champions and detractors alike, to reach a measured assessment. The true impact on public law, civil law, criminal law, and on anti-terrorism legislation are each considered.

335 pages

Publication Date: 8/15/2008
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781841133539

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