1st Edition

Human Rights

ISBN 9780415833325
Published February 19, 2014 by Routledge
256 Pages

USD $44.95

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Book Description

Key Facts Key Cases: Human Rights will ensure you grasp the main concepts of your Human Rights module with ease. This book explains the facts and associated case law for:

  • What human rights apply in the United Kingdom, Europe and other parts of the world
  • The European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act
  • How the various rights, freedoms and prohibitions which now pervade English law operate
  • How rights affect important issues including discrimination, public order, police powers and terrorism
  • How human rights operate in the global and other continental regional contexts

Key Facts Key Cases is the essential series for anyone studying law at LLB, postgraduate and conversion courses. The series provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and retain all of the material essential for passing your exams. Each chapter includes:

  • diagrams at the start of chapters to summarise key points
  • structured headings and numbered points to allow for clear recall of the essential points
  • charts and tables to break down more complex information

Chapters are also supported by a Key Cases section which provides the simplest and most effective way to absorb and memorise essential cases needed for exam success.

  • Essential and leading cases are explained
  • The style, layout and explanations are user friendly 
  • Cases are broken down into key components by use of a clear system of symbols for quick and easy visual recognition

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. European Convention on Human Rights  3. The Human Rights Act  4. The Right to Life  5. Torture, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment  6. Public order, police powers, freedom of assembly  7. Rights to Liberty, Security and Fair Trial  8. Freedom of expression  9. Privacy, family life and marriage 
10. Discrimination  11. Terrorism and counter-terrorism measures  12. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion  13. Human Property Rights  14. Themes, issues and the future  15. Global and regional human rights

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Peter Halstead MA LLM is a former Solicitor and Senior Lecturer in Law and Human Rights at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author of Unlocking Human Rights and Key Facts: Jurisprudence.

Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years’ experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. Chris Turner LLM is a Senior Lecturer in law at Wolverhampton University.