Human Rights Law Directions (4th edition)

Howard Davis
Pub date
Jul 2016
Directions series
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Why do the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have such an impact on UK law? Why did the UK need a Human Rights Act - and why do some people say it should be repealed? Human Rights Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing students to this exciting area of law. The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this book will help them: - Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly - Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear - Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: they'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law - Deepen and test knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help students tackle assessments with confidence - Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go further An extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support studies, including: - Multiple choice questions - Flashcard glossary - A selection of annotated web links - Guidance on answering the end of chapter exam questions - Guidance on answering the end of chapter self-test questions - The text of the Human Rights Act - Updates to the book, including developments on the reform of the Human Rights Act


Human Rights: The European Convention and the Human Rights Act
1 Introduction: the idea of human rights
2 The European Convention on Human Rights
3 The European Convention and the law of the United Kingdom
4 The Human Rights Act 1998 (1) rights and duties
5 The Human Rights Act 1998 (2) proceedings and remedies
6 Convention law: pervasive themes
Substantive Rights and Applications
7 Ancillary rights
8 Article 2 right to life
9 Article 3 prohibition of torture
10 Article 4 prohibition of slavery and forced labour
11 Article 5 right to liberty and security
12 Article 6 right to a fair trial
13 Article 7 no punishment without law
14 Introduction to Articles 8-11
15 Article 8 right to respect for private and family life
16 Article 9 freedom of thought, conscience and religion
17 Article 10 freedom of expression
18 Article 11 freedom of assembly and association
19 Article 12 right to marry
20 Applications: police powers
21 Applications: prisoners' rights
22 Applications: media law and privacy
23 Article 1 of the First Protocol protection of property
24 Article 2 of the First Protocol right to education
25 Article 3 of the First Protocol right to free elections
26 Anti-terrorism law and human rights
27 Conclusion

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