- Title Pages
- List of Contributors
- Tables of Cases
- Tables of Legislation
- Table of Treaties and Conventions
- 1 Judges, Transition, and Human Rights: Essays in Memory of Stephen Livingstone
- 2 Separation of Powers in a Global Context
- 3 The European Court of Human Rights as a ‘Constitutional Court’: Definitional Debates and the Dynamics of Reform
- 4 The Scope of the Right to a Fair Trial Guarantee in Non-Criminal Cases in the European Convention on Human Rights
- 5 Deference Owed under the Separation of Powers
- 6 Judicial Policy in a Transforming Constitution
- 7 Litigating the Agreement: Towards a New Judicial Constitutionalism for the UK from Northern Ireland?
- 8 The Battle for Transitional Justice: Hegemony, Iraq, and International Law
- 9 Human Rights and Conflict Resolution
- 10 Habits of Mind and ‘Truth Telling’: Article 2 ECHR in Post-Conflict Northern Ireland
- 11 The Impact of the Human Rights Act in Northern Ireland
- 12 Dangerous Constitutional Moments: the ‘Tactic of Legality’ in Nazi Germany and the Irish Free State Compared
- 13 Ireland, The European Convention on Human Rights, and the Personal Contribution of Seán MacBride
- 14 Mobilizing the Professions: Lawyers, Politics, and the Collective Legal Conscience*
- 15 Consociationalism, Equality, and Minorities in the Northern Ireland Bill of Rights Debate: The Role of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities
- 16 The Relationship Between Parliaments and National Human Rights Institutions
- 17 A View from the Coal Face: Northern Ireland, Human Rights Activism, and the War on Terror
- 18 Linking Human Rights and Other Goals
- 19 Corporations, Human Rights, and Social Inequality
- 20 Constitutionalism, Deliberative Democracy, and Human Rights
- 21 Reshaping Constitutionalism
- 22 Human Rights and Women’s Rights: The Appeal to an International Agenda in the Promotion of Women’s Equal Citizenship
- 23 ‘In the Small Places’: Education and Human Rights Culture in Conflict-Affected Societies
- 24 Protecting the Marginalized?
- 25 Risk and Human Rights: Ending Slopping Out in a Scottish Prison
Protecting the Marginalized?
Protecting the Marginalized?
- (p.515) 24 Protecting the Marginalized?
- Judges, Transition, and Human Rights
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This chapter looks at the potential role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in protecting the rights of marginalized individuals and groups. It explains the concept of human rights law and discusses attitudes towards human rights and their use in protecting vulnerable and marginalized groups. It suggests that human rights law should have an express and declared purpose, and this must be intrinsically linked to addressing the needs of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and groups.
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