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Human Rights

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780199546954
Published online February 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191720031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0011
Human Rights

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Creation of the Council of Europe in the shadow of Nuremburg. History of gradual UK incorporation. European Court of Human Rights. Human Rights Act 1998. Human rights and unpopular minorities. Growth of a human rights culture among lawyers; unpopularity with politicians and media. The weak entrenchment of HRA 1998.

Keywords: Council of Europe; European Convention on Human Rights; European Court of Human Rights; margin of appreciation; Human Rights Act 1998; Declarations of Incompatibility

Chapter.  7700 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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