The Human Rights Act 1998 will come into force in the year 2000. This volume explores the significance of this event. How has it come about? What has been the experience of other countries receiving human rights instruments into a developed Western system of law? What will the effect be on the way in which the legal profession thinks about itself? How does this transform the thinking about rights? Does a human rights instrument distort democratic politics?
Human Rights: A Culture of Controversy (Tom Campbell).
The Politics of the Human Rights Act (James Young).
The European Convention as an Invigorator of Domestic Law in the Netherlands (Bert Swart).
Theory Meets Practice: Some Current Human Rights Challenges in Canada (John Hucker).
The Human Rights Act - a New Equity or a New Opiate: Reinventing Justice or Repacking State Control (Luke Clements).
The Human Rights Act and Legal Culture: The Judiciary and the Legal Profession (Murray Hunt).
The Third Way in Mental Health Policy: Negative Rights, Positive Rights, and the Convention (Philip Fennell)
Series: Journal of Law and Society Special Issues
Number Of Pages: 134
Published: 9th July 1999
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 228.61 x 161.36 x 8.2
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1