From the Back Cover
“The book strikes an excellent balance between being comprehensive but at the same time accessible to students. It is excellently structured and explains key concepts and relevant case law in a very helpful manner.”
—Mr Richard Ryder, Senior Lecturer at the University of East London
The Human Rights Act 1998 is one of the most important statutes ever passed in the United Kingdom and this highly acclaimed textbook provides law students with a thorough introduction to the Act and the mass of case law that has followed it.
Human Rights in the UK has a clearly defined structure that firstly explores the background of the Act and how it came to be passed. The book then examines the way in which the Act works in practice, and remedies available under it. The authors go on to discuss the particular rights embodied in the Act, drawing upon case law from both the UK and Europe. Finally, the issue of terrorism is considered in more detail bringing current and controversial debate to the fore.
Combining broad topic coverage with an engaging writing style, Hoffman and Rowe provide an outstanding platform for students wishing to gain a true insight into this contentious and constantly evolving area of law.
The book uses various tools to help you cement your understanding of the area, including:
- End-of-chapter questions to test your understanding
- Diagrams and photographs to contextualise commentary
- The full text of both the Act and the European Convention, which feature in the appendices
- Regular updates to the law available within www.mylawchamber.co.uk
New to this edition
- The discussion of the case law is brought up to date, highlighting the ongoing implications of the Human Rights Act in UK law. All the leading cases decided under the Act are covered, in particular the recent cases on privacy, the control order cases on the Terrorism Acts and cases such as YL and Van Colle on the scope of the Act
- Discussion of developing and controversial areas, which are the subject of contemporary political and media debate, include privacy, terrorism, travellers and immigration
Visit www.mylawchamber.co.uk to access updates to major changes in the law to make sure you know the very latest developments.
David Hoffman is a practising barrister, having previously taught law at Somerville College, Oxford. He has written variously on human rights topics, including the terrorism acts.
John Rowe Q.C. is a retired barrister, a former leader of the Northern Circuit, former Chairman of the Bar and a founder of the Northern Circuit Free Representation and Advice Scheme. He was Parliament’s Independent Reviewer of the operation of the Prevention of Terrorism Acts (from 1993 to 2001), and the discussion of terrorism draws on this experience.