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5th Edition

Fenwick on Civil Liberties & Human Rights

ISBN 9781138837935
Published November 21, 2016 by Routledge-Cavendish
1248 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Helen Fenwick is a Professor of Law at Durham University, specialising in human rights, and counter-terrorism law and policy.