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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.

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

Freedom Of Artistic Expression

Author : Paul Kearns
ISBN : 9781782251705
Genre : Law
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This book presents a unique and comprehensive examination of the human and moral rights of artists. In what is arguably the first exhaustive book-length account of artists' rights, Paul Kearns explores the problems associated with censorship, both from philosophical and legal perspectives, and focuses on the various ways in which the morality of art is legally regulated in different jurisdictions. In relation to human rights, English, French and American law, the law of the European Convention on Human Rights, European Union law and public international law are all closely scrutinised to discover the extent to which they offer protection for artistic freedom. The author also examines domestic and international law in respect of artists' moral rights, the law of copyright and related laws. In short, the book provides an original, and sometimes controversial, analysis of persistent concerns regarding the legal regulation of the arts universally, doctrinally and theoretically, and seeks to offer an holistic treatment which will appeal to art lawyers, artists and those interested in the future of the arts.

Just Law

Author : Helena Kennedy
ISBN : UOM:39015060401356
Genre : Law
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This thought-provoking study probes issues such as privacy, genetics, trial by jury, women in prison, the welfare system, asylum, and terrorism and asks: Is the climate of fear being deliberately used by the government to roll back our liberties?

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 The End Of Empire

Author : Alfred William Brian Simpson
ISBN : 0199267898
Genre : Political Science
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The European Convention on Human Rights, which came into force in 1953 after signature, in 1950, established the most effective system for the international protection of human rights which has yet conme into existence anywhere in the world. Since the collapse of communism it has come to be extended to the countries of central and eastern Europe, and some seven hundred million people now, at least in principle, live under its protection. It remains far and away the most significant achievement of the Council of Europe, which was established in 1949, and was the first product of the postwar movement for European integration. It has now at last been incorporated into British domestic law. Nothing remotely resembling the surrender of sovereignty required by accession to the Convention had ever previously been accepted by governments. There exists no published account which relates the signature and ratification of the Convention to the political history of the period, or which gives an account of the processes of negotiation which produced it. This book, which is based on extensive use of archival material, therefore breaks entirely new ground. The British government, working through the Foreign Office, played a central role in the postwar human rights movement, first of all in the United Nations, and then in the Council of Europe; the context in which the negotiations took place was affected both by the cold war and by conflicts with the anti-colonial movement, aswell as by serious conflicts within the British governmental machine. The book tells the story of the Convention up to 1966, the date at which British finally accepted the right of individual petition and the jurisdiction of the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights. It explores in detail the significance of the Convention for Britain as a major colonial power in the declining years of Empire, and provides the first full account of the first cases brought under the Convention, which were initiatedby Greece against Britain over the insurrection in Cyprus in the 1950s. It also provides the first account based on archival materials of the use of the Convention in the independence constitutions of colonial territories.

The Future Of Human Rights In The Uk

Author : Claire-Michelle Smyth
ISBN : 9781527505148
Genre : Political Science
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In November 2016 the University of Brighton hosted a one day conference entitled “The Future of Human Rights in the UK”. Legal academics and practitioners from across the UK and Ireland attended to discuss the various topical issues that arise under the title of the conference. Papers were presented on terrorism and counter-terrorism, the role of the European Court of Human Rights, surrogacy and parental rights, union rights, social and economic rights and Brexit; to name but a few. This edited collection comprises a selection of the papers presented. It is a thought-provoking collection designed to make the reader ask themselves: what does the future of human rights in the UK look like?

The Tablet

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ISBN : SRLF:E0000264739
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On Liberty

Author : Shami Chakrabarti
ISBN : 9781846148101
Genre : Political Science
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On 11 September 2001, our world changed. The West's response to 9/11 has morphed into a period of exception. Governments have decided that the rule of law and human rights are often too costly. In On Liberty, Shami Chakrabarti - who joined Liberty, the UK's leading civil rights organization, on 10 September 2001 - explores why our fundamental rights and freedoms are indispensable. She shows, too, the unprecedented pressures those rights are under today. Drawing on her own work in high-profile campaigns, from privacy laws to anti-terror legislation, Chakrabarti shows the threats to our democratic institutions and why our rights are paramount in upholding democracy.

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.

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