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Principles of Human Rights Adjudication
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Principles of Human Rights Adjudication

Conor Gearty


The Human Rights Act 1998 was one of the first pieces of legislation passed by New Labour. Some ministers believe that it is the greatest thing that they have done, whereas others view it as a dangerous mistake. This volume explains what the Act is about and where it fits into Britain's constitutional tradition, and explores whether or not it has achieved its goals. Since the act was passed, a large body of case law has built up around it. The Act has enjoyed its fair share of controversies and has ... More

Keywords: Human Rights Act 1998, New Labour, lawyers, constitutional order, Britain, case law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199287222
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conor Gearty, author
Rausing Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, and Professor of Human Rights Law, London School of Economics and Political Science