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Disabled people and European human rightsA review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK$
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Luke Clements

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344250

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.001.0001

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The Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights: an introduction

The Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights: an introduction

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(p.15) Two The Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights: an introduction
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Disabled people and European human rights
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Luke Clements

Janet Read

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0002

This chapter determines how, in the context of international conventions and covenants, human rights may be divided into two categories. The first category is civil and political, and the second is the economic, cultural, and social. The chapter aims to lay the basis for the socio-legal discussions that follow, by grouping the legislative and policy developments of the post-war period that fall within the same categories. It also presents a short history of the European human rights law and procedures prior to the completion of the 1998 Human Rights Act (HRA, 1998). This gives more information on the relationship of the European Convention on Human Rights, the Act, and other international human-rights treaties.

Keywords:   international conventions, human rights, civil, political, economic, cultural, social, human-rights law, Human Rights Act, European Convention

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