Democracy and the Human Rights Act
Republican Analysis of Citizen Power
This book discusses the extent to which the UK Human Rights Act successfully balances protection of rights and democracy. It explores the claim that the Act achieved a reconciliation between the protection of rights and democracy.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Literature review 3. Theoretical framework 4. The nature of democracy 5. Constitutional review – a rights-protection pact 6. The classic constitution 7. Human Rights Act and democracy 8. Reasons for compliance: constitutional conventions, atrophication and internationalisation 9. Legitimate breach 10. Conclusions
Dennis Dixon is a Legal Adviser to the Law Officers’ Department of the States of Jersey, and tutor at the Institute of Law, Jersey.