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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


Human Rights

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Creation of the Council of Europe in the shadow of Nuremburg. History of gradual UK incorporation. European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Act 1998. Human rights and unpopular minorities. Growth ... More


Is a Constitutional Environmental Right Necessary? A European Perspective

Tim Hayward

in Constitutional Environmental Rights

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199278688
eISBN:
9780191602757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278687.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Addresses the doubt about whether, even if legitimately enforceable, a constitutional right to an adequate environment is necessary. The European Union (EU) is taken as a context in which that doubt ... More


Global Constitutionalism and Transnational Governance

Alec Stone Sweet and Jud Mathews

in Proportionality Balancing and Constitutional Governance: A Comparative and Global Approach

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198841395
eISBN:
9780191876912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841395.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the evolution of treaty-based human rights regimes in Europe, the Americas, and Africa. Each of the five courts under consideration insists on its own primacy with respect to ... More


The ‘five techniques’, intelligence and security in Northern Ireland

Samantha Newbery

in Interrogation, intelligence and security: Controversial British Techniques

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719091483
eISBN:
9781781708552
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091483.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Chapter five completes the book’s account of the Northern Ireland example by analysing the remaining results that followed the use of the ‘five techniques’ there. Divergent opinions on whether ... More


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