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Human Rights: UK

Civil liberties & human rights in the UK

The Human Rights Act of 1998 was adopted to reinforce the UK's commitment to human rights. It makes it possible for UK courts to hear cases on breaches of human rights (rather than parties needing to go to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg). The text is based on the European Convention of Human Rights (which is included as an appendix). It is in force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Scotland Act 1998 also guarantees that the Scottish Executive and Scottish Parliament can not do anything contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Specialist law report series

Westlaw Edge UK 

European Human Rights Reports EHRR (1979/80- ) Print copy at Internat 150 E60

Human Rights Law Reports (UK cases) (2000- )  print copy is at Cw UK 120 H100a

Lexis + UK

Butterworths Human Rights Cases (1996- ) print copy is at  Gen 100 B90

Finding books on SOLO.

The following are some subject search terms to use:

Great Britain. Human Rights Act 1998 
Human rights -- Great Britain
Civil rights -- Great Britain

UK Human Rights - 1 Crown Office Row blog

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