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Human rights in the United Kingdom

Human rights in the United Kingdom

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Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): R. J. F. Gordon, Richard Wilmot-Smith
  • Biografical Information: Richard Gordon and Richard Wilmot-Smith are both practicing members of the English bar, specialising in public law and human rights matters. Richard Gordon is a well-known author who has written several books for practitioners and made contributions to numerous journals on administrative law.
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New York (State)
  • Publication Information: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
  • Material: Internet resource
  • Type: Book, Internet Resource
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/human-rights-in-the-united-kingdom/ (Stable identifier)

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XIII, 140 pages ; 24 cm

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Useful for students learning an area of law, Human rights in the United Kingdom is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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  • Responsable Person: Richard Gordon and Richard Wilmot-Smith, [editors].
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Country/State: New York (State)
  • Number of Editions: 8 editions
  • First edition Date: 1996
  • Last edition Date: 1997
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD4080
  • Dewey Code: 341.4810941
  • ISBN: 0198260679 9780198260677
  • OCLC: 35978487

Publisher Description:

Central to any discussion of the present status of the idea of human rights in the United Kingdom is the incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights. In this stimulating collection of essays, leading contributors including Ronald Dworkin present their arguments in favor of incorporation.

Main Contents

The European Convention on Human Rights: time to incorporate / Right Hon, Lord Bingham, Lord Chief Justice
Rights and rites for a new Britain / Andrew Marr
Why we need a constitutional court / Richard Gordon QC
Why incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights is not enough / John Wadham
A Bill of Rights as secular ethics / Francesca Klug
Does Britain need a Bill of Rights? / Ronald Dworkin
Ideas whose time has passed / Bill Emmott, David Manasian
Incorporation and the loss of ILlusions / Richard Wilmot-Smith QC
Taking human rights seriously / Anthony Lester QC.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Foreword
1. The European Convention on Human Rights: Time to Incorporate, Lord Bingham
2. Rights and Rites for a New Britain, Andrew Marr
3. Why we need a Constitutional Court, Richard Gordon QC
4. Why Incorporation of the European Convention of Human Rights is not Enough, John Wadham
5. A Bill of Rights as Secular Ethics, Francesca Klug
6. The Culture of Liberty, Ronald Dworkin
7. Ideas Whose Time Has Passed, Bill Emmott & David Manasian
8. Incorporation and the Loss of Illusions, Richard Wilmot-Smith QC
9. Taking Human Rights Seriously, Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC
Appendix – Convention and Relevant Protocols

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