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.