Description - Human Rights Law by Merris Amos
Human Rights Law is the first book in which the interpretation and application of the Human Rights Act 1998 by the courts in England and Wales is comprehensively examined and analysed. Part I of the book concerns the Human Rights Act itself including the background to the Act and key principles of interpretation. Also examined in this part are: the benefit and burden of Convention rights; the identification of activities to which the Act applies; the process of determining incompatibility, encompassing the principles of proportionality and judicial deference; and the defence of primary legislation. This part concludes with a discussion of the remedies available for a breach of Convention rights including a detailed examination of the power to award damages under the Act. In Part II of the book, the application and interpretation of the Convention rights themselves by the courts in England and Wales is examined.
Included in this part are: the right to life; the right to freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment; the right to liberty; the right to a fair trial; the rights to respect for private life, family life and home; the right to freedom of expression; the prohibition of discrimination in securing Convention rights; and the right to the peaceful enjoyment of possessions. Each right is considered separately with a particular focus on its interpretation and practical application in the domestic context. Human Rights Law will be of particular interest to teachers and students of domestic human rights law, constitutional law and administrative law. It will also be of considerable relevance to practitioners working in the area.
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Author Biography - Merris Amos
Merris Amos is a member of the Department of Law at Queen Mary, University of London. For many years she has also been the Director of the Human Rights Centre's successful undergraduate programme. She has more than ten years of research, teaching and practical experience on the subject of the protection and promotion of human rights at the domestic level and has published widely in the area. Her field of particular expertise is the interpretation and application of the United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998.