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The Human Rights Act And The Assault On Liberty

Author : Parnesh Sharma
ISBN : 9781908062307
Genre : Political Science
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Demonstrating that the state of civil liberties and human rights in the United Kingdom are quite perilous, this case study looks at the role of rights vis-à-vis social change and culture. Empirically examining the Human Rights Act (HRA), with asylum serving as the main case study, the book focuses on law in action, based on extensive fieldwork and framed against current events. It also discusses the role of Section 55—a law enacted at the same time as the HRA that was an antithesis of what the HRA promised and which forced thousands of asylum-seekers into destitution. Though Section 55 was eventually defeated, asylum-seekers in the UK are still powerless and marginalized. The book argues that the HRA has proven to be ineffective against illiberal policies and that the development of a culture of rights, as far as asylum is concerned, has stalled. This thoughtful analysis of the use of rights laws to advance social causes presents both potential and pitfalls, making it useful for sociologists, activists, and nongovernmental organizations.

Common Sense

Author : Francesca Klug
ISBN : 0946088578
Genre : Civil law
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Civil Liberties And Human Rights

Author : Helen Fenwick
ISBN : 9781843146490
Genre : Law
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This third edition has been extensively re-written in order to consider the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998. It takes extensive account not only of the Strasbourg jurisprudence, but also of a number of key domestic decisions in the post- Human Rights Act era. Particular attention is paid to Labour legislation including the Terrorism Act 2000, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001. This book is a detailed, thought- provoking and comprehensive text that is valuable not only for students but also for all those interested in the development of civil liberties in the Human Rights Act era.

Essentials Of Uk Politics

Author : Andrew Heywood
ISBN : 9780230346192
Genre : Political Science
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Updated to cover British politics in an age of austerity and coalition government, the new edition of this best-selling AS-level text covers all topics in the Edexcel and AQA syllabi and the core requirements of other boards. Written by a top textbook author and chief examiner it is packed with features to aid learning and revision.

Textbook On Civil Liberties And Human Rights

Author : Richard Stone
ISBN : 9780198701552
Genre : Law
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Textbook on Civil Liberties and Human Rights provides a straightforward and stimulating account of this fascinating area of law which has proved popular with lecturers and students. This essential textbook covers all the main topics taught on undergraduate civil liberties and human rights modules. It provides thorough, critical coverage of crucial areas such as police powers, freedom of expression, terrorism, and public order. A thematic approach is adopted throughout, helping students to appreciate the overlap and interconnected nature of the subject, and the close association between the different articles of the European Convention.

What Are Human Rights

Author : Fleiner, Thomas
ISBN : 1862873283
Genre : Political Science
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Thomas Fleiner's book is an extraordinarily clear, short account of what human rights are and why they are important. Previously published in German, Russian, French and Spanish, it is soon to appear in Chinese. This is the first English translation. The 35 short chapters are a wonderful mixture of anecdote, example and analysis.

Rights In Context

Author : Reza Banakar
ISBN : 140940739X
Genre : Law
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This collection offers a snapshot of how rights are debated and employed in public discourse to reshape legal and political relations at the beginning of the twenty-first century. They explore how rights are used to challenge the state of affairs by indiv

The New Oxford Companion To Law

Author : Peter Cane
ISBN : STANFORD:36105134428239
Genre : Law
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For any reader needing a concise explanation of a subject in law The New Oxford Companion to Law is the ideal reference work. Providing greater depth than legal dictionaries but always accessible to the non-expert, entries in the Companion cover all areas of law and legal systems and are extensively cross-referenced for ease of navigation.

Human Rights And Civil Liberties

Author : Steve Foster
ISBN : 0582438330
Genre : Law
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"We are introduced to the meaning and scope of human rights and civil liberties, the reasons for their recognition and enforcement, the machinery available for redress and, equally importantly, the reasons why such rights and liberties need to be restricted and the limitations thereof. These themes form the basis of the first Part of the text. Specific areas of civil liberties, such as freedom of expression, privacy and prisoners' rights, are studied in that context in the second Part, allowing the student to appreciate the tension between human rights and civil liberties and their legal protection, and to develop an understanding of the techniques used in domestic and international law to balance such liberties with other rights and interests."--BOOK JACKET.

Aboriginal Fishing Rights

Author : Parnesh Sharma
ISBN : STANFORD:36105060370389
Genre : Law
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This book examines the nature of aboriginal fishing rights before and after the Sparrow decision from the perspective of disadvantaged groups and includes interviews with the key players in the fishing industry—the Musqueam Indian Band, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and the commercial industry.

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