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Unlocking Human Rights by Peter Halstead
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Unlocking Human Rights covers all the substantive provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights and the operation of the Human Rights Act. Basic aspects and key terms of human rights including their origin and development over the centuries are comprehensively explained through to how human rights regimes operate outside of Europe and United Kingdom. Unlocking Human Rights includes an invaluable section indicating how to tackle essay questions and scenario-based examination and coursework questions. The study of human rights encompasses wider issues compared with many other law subjects and this extra practical material will help students to understand the nature and importance of human rights in the modern world. Unlocking Human Rights will provide you with the tools you need to engage with and understand Human Rights law. Unlocking the Law is the groundbreaking series of textbooks with a unique approach to the study of undergraduate law. Designed specifically to make the subject matter accessible, the text is broken up with features, activities, key facts charts, diagrams, and numerous headings and sub-headings. Unlocking the Law textbooks have been written specifically to ensure that readers understand fully the concepts required and are able to apply them with confidence. All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units. Unlocking the Law textbooks remain the most original and accesible textbooks available.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to human rights 2. European Convention on Human Rights 3. Human Rights Act 1998 4. Right to life 5. Prohibition against torture, inhuman and degrading treatment 6. Prohibition against slavery 7. Right to liberty and security 8. Right to a fair trial 9. No punishment without law 10. Privacy and respect for private and family life 11. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion 12. Freedom of expression 13. Freedom of assembly and association 14. Right to marry 15. Rights and remedies 16. Prohibition of discrimination 17. Regional rights regimes

Author Biography

Author: Peter Halstead MA LLM is Senior Lecturer in Law and Human Rights at the University of Gloucestershire. He has over twenty-five years' experience teaching law at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and is a retired solicitor who worked in both private practice and local government. He is the author of Key Facts: Human Rights. Series editors: Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister. She has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author. Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author. Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner are series editors of the Key Facts, Key Cases, and Key Statutes series, all published by Hodder Education.
Release date Australia
May 29th, 2009
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Hodder Education
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