The sixth edition of Textbook on Civil Liberties and Human Rights, provides a straightforward and stimulating account of this important area of law. It covers all the main areas of undergraduate courses on civil liberties, including police powers, freedom of expression, terrorism and public order, and sets the law in its social and political context. There is full discussion of the developing law on the Human Rights Act 1998, as well as consideration of the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights. Rights protecting privacy are analysed and the issues of asylum and discrimination are explored. The approach aims to give the reader a full understanding of the relevant legal material, without ignoring the social and political context within which the law operates. The layout is clear and user-friendly, and each chapter concludes with a list of suggested further reading, enabling students to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the topic. As well as being fully updated to cover new legislation, including the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 and the Equality Act 2006.
The sixth edition contains a new chapter on terrorism and human rights, including of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005, and the Terrorism Act 2006. Online Resource Centre An Online Resource Centre containing web links to related sites accompanies this textbook, and enables further research around the subject of civil liberties and human rights. The site also contains twice-annual updates, providing details of any changes in the law.
Richard Stone is a Professor of Law and Head of Department at Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln.