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The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Roger Masterman and Ian Leigh (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

More than a decade after it came into force in October 2000 the Human Rights Act 1998 continues to divide opinion. Its supporters argue that the Act represents a subtle reconciliation of human rights ... More


Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

David Erdos

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This book explores bill of rights outcomes in four countries — Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom — whose development exhibits an interesting combination of both commonality and ... More


The United Kingdom’s Human Rights Project in Constitutional and Comparative Perspective

Roger Masterman and Ian Leigh

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter briefly traces the history of the Human Rights Act, contextualising the academic and popular debates which have seen the long-term future of the Act placed in doubt. It introduces some ... More


A Bill of Rights for the United Kingdom? Lessons from Overseas

Alice Donald

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The right to participate in choosing or changing a constitution is becoming established in law and theory. The means of realising that right in the formation of Bills of Rights, and the consequences ... More


Conservative Anti-HRA Rhetoric, the Bill of Rights ‘Solution’ and the Role of the Bill of Rights Commission

Helen Fenwick

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers proposals for changes that might be made by a British Bill of Rights, as compared with the Human Rights Act, under the Coalition government, or a future Conservative ... More


The Human Rights Act, Dialogue and Constitutional Principles

Gavin Phillipson

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter considers the relationship between the Human Rights Act (HRA) and existing key principles of the UK constitution. It proposes that rather than asking how far the HRA is transforming the ... More


Australian Bills of Rights and the ‘New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism’

Simon Evans and Julia Watson

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the influence of the new Commonwealth model of human rights protection (exemplified by the UK Human Rights Act 1998) on the form of the two Australian statutory Bills of Rights, ... More


Cross-fertilisation of Constitutional Ideas: The Relationship between the UK Human Rights Act 1998 and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990

Petra Butler

in The United Kingdom's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265376
eISBN:
9780191760426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265376.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the New Zealand courts' jurisprudence in regard to the interpretative provisions — sections 4, 5, and 6 — of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. It not only gives an ... More


The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Tom Campbell, K.D. Ewing, and Adam Tomkins (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Reacting to the poor record of the UK Human Rights Act 1998 and similar provisions in protecting human rights, this book explores ways of promoting human rights more effectively through political and ... More


The United Kingdom and the Human Rights Act (1998)

David Erdos

in Delegating Rights Protection: The Rise of Bills of Rights in the Westminster World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199557769
eISBN:
9780191594380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557769.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the socio‐politics of bill of rights debates and outcomes in the United Kingdom including, in particular, the origins of the Human Rights Act (HRA) (1998). Following a brief ... More


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