More than merely describing the evolution of human rights and civil liberties law, this classic textbook provides students with detailed and thought-provoking coverage of the most crucial developments in the field, clearly explaining the law in context and practice.
Updated throughout for this new edition, Fenwick on Civil Liberties and Human Rights considers a number of recent major changes in the law – in particular proposals to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights, and the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 – whilst also contextualising the impact of reforms on hate speech and contempt due to advances in new media.
Comprehensive and authoritative, this textbook offers an essential resource for students on human rights or civil liberties courses, as well as a useful reference for students and scholars of UK Public Law.
Table of Contents
PART 1: Rights and liberties; their legal protection in the UK 1 An introduction to the nature of rights and liberties 2 The European Convention on Human Rights 3 Methods of protecting civil liberties and human rights in the UK aside from the Human Rights Act 4 The Human Rights Act 5 Principles of Equality PART II: Expression 6 Restraining freedom of expression under the law of contempt 7 Offensive speech 8 Official secrecy; access to state information 9 Freedom of protest and assembly PART III: The protection of privacy 10 Private information and media freedom 11 State Surveillance PART IV: Personal liberty 12 Police powers of stop, search, arrest, detention 13 Police questioning and safeguards for suspects 14 Redress for police malpractice 15 Anti-terrorism law and human rights
Helen Fenwick is a Professor of Law at Durham University, specialising in human rights, and counter-terrorism law and policy.