1st Edition

Democracy and the Human Rights Act
Republican Analysis of Citizen Power

ISBN 9780367196608
Published June 16, 2019 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Dennis Dixon is a Legal Adviser to the Law Officers’ Department of the States of Jersey, and tutor at the Institute of Law, Jersey.