Civil Liberties & Human Rights
Routledge-Cavendish – 2008
More than merely describing developments in the field of civil liberties and human rights, this comprehensive and challenging textbook provides students with detailed and thought-provoking coverage and analysis of the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 in an era in which human rights are coming increasingly under pressure.
Extensively re-written and updated since the last edition, here Helen Fenwick considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, paying particular attention to Labour legislation, especially in the fields of criminal justice and terrorism.
This textbook is an essential resource for students studying the development of human rights and civil liberties in the early years of the twenty-first century.
This book provides an excellent treatment of civil liberties and makes a definite contribution to human rights literature in the United Kingdom, and these conclusions can be warmly endorsed by the present reviewer … demonstrates a high level of scholarship and finds a welcome place side by side on the human rights lawyer's shelf … up-to-date, highly informative, and straightforward to use … excellent value and interesting reading.' - The Law Teacher
Part 1: Theories of Rights and their Legal Protection in the UK 1. The Nature of Rights and Liberties 2. The European Convention on Human Rights 3. Methods of Protecting Civil Liberties in the UK: The Bill of Rights Debate 4. The Human Rights Act 1998 Part 2: Expression 5. Restraining Freedom of Expression Under the Law of Contempt 6. Restraining Freedom of Expression on the Grounds of Offensiveness, of Protecting Morality and Religious Sensibilities: Hate Speech, Censorship, Licensing and Regulation of the Visual Media 7. Official Secrecy and Freedom of Information 8. Freedom of Protest and Assembly Part 3: The Protection of Privacy 9. Protection for Personal Information 10. Powers of the Security and Intelligence Services: State Surveillance - Search and Seizure of Property Part 4: Personal Liberty 11. Freedom from Arbitrary Search, Arrest and Detention: Suspects’ Rights in Criminal Investigations 12. Police Questioning: Safeguards for Suspects 13. Redress for Police Malpractice 14. Anti-terrorism Law and Policy: Extending Emergency Legislation Part 5: Equality 15. Anti-discrimination Legislation
Helen Fenwick is Professor of Law at the University of Durham and Director of the Human Rights Center.