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Human Rights Act: A Success Story? Luke Clements

Human Rights Act: A Success Story?

Luke Clements

Published June 17th 2005
ISBN : 9781405123754
Paperback
201 pages
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 About the Book 

The Human Rights Act came into force in 2000 and was hailed as a quantum leap in common law jurisprudence. Expectations were high as we moved from liberties to rights and from the unwritten to the written.This book seeks to examine the impact of theMoreThe Human Rights Act came into force in 2000 and was hailed as a quantum leap in common law jurisprudence. Expectations were high as we moved from liberties to rights and from the unwritten to the written.This book seeks to examine the impact of the legislation from the viewpoint of judges, lawyers, civil libertarians, politicians and academics. In particular, key sensitive areas are reviewed. For example, mental health, immigration and access to legal services are topics which receive critical attention.The authors highlight both strengths and weaknesses in current practice. They offer insights and suggestions for development of a more effective, accessible and successful employment of the Human Rights Act.