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‘In the light of the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Gillan v United Kingdom on stop and search powers under the Terrorism Act 2000, the analogous powers of stop, question, search and detention in Sched. 7 of that Act are arguably also in breach of several Convention Rights.’

| February 9, 2017

Introduction The police powers of stop and search are considered to be one of the most controversial police powers. They have been criticised in a variety of contexts and legislation, e.g. for their inefficiency to combat crime, and for their arbitrary application.

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To what extent has the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR’s) case law recognised and protected the right not to be discriminated against on the ground of sexual orientation, in relation to marriage.

| February 7, 2017

Abstract There has been much discussion as to whether the ECHR’s attempts to recognise and protect the right not to be discriminated against on the ground of sexual orientation have been successful.

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To what extent has the eu become a social regime?

| August 25, 2016

Introduction  This paper will examine the extent to which the EU has become a social policy regime. The paper will first provide a historical background and development of the EU, identifying key treaties and agreements, where the EU derives its power and exploring the accession criteria. It will also identify EU’s normative position on political […]

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UN Human Rights Regime Assignment

| August 22, 2016

Introduction ‘The International Bill of Human Rights is a promissory note to recognize, promote and protect the inherent dignity of individuals. However, justice must sometimes defer to amnesty following gross violations of human rights in a State.’ Critically examine this statement. The International Bill of Human Rights comprises the Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1950, […]

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Theory and Practice of the European Convention on Human Rights Assignment

| August 22, 2016

Abstract It is vital that all individuals are afforded sufficient protection of their human rights under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR). However, much difficulty occurs when such rights are being protected at the expense of national security. Accordingly, whilst it is felt that the protection of the public should prevail on the one […]

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The Human Rights Act 1998

| May 1, 2014

Abstract This essay will outline the main attributes of the Human Rights Act 1998 and seek to argue that it does not go far enough to protect an individual’s rights. It will explain the difference between the procedural and substantive protection on offer to an individual and will show that whilst on a procedural level […]

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‘The Human Rights Act 1998 does not go far enough to protect the rights of individuals in the UK.’ Do you agree with this statement? Why?

| January 25, 2013

  Abstract This essay examines whether the Human Rights Act 1998 sufficiently protects individuals’ rights in the UK. The essay considers the declaration of incompatibility as a major limitation of the Human Rights Act using the Belmarsh detention case. Despite this limitation, I argue that based on the overall case law and reports on the […]

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Incompatible legislation and Human Rights in the UK

| December 14, 2012

Introduction First of all, much debate in the United Kingdom amongst commentators and some judges in relation to the human rights are currently being generated. The amalgamation of the European convention on human rights was introduced by Tony Blair (prime minister of the United Kingdom from the 2nd of May to the 27th June 2007) […]

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A foreword of a book on mass media laws and regulations

| December 14, 2012

  Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION: Syed Sajjad Ali Shah, Former Chief Justice of Pakistan said in a foreword of a book on Mass Media Laws and Regulations in Pakistan that: “All over the world, the citizens’ right to acquire knowledge and information is increasingly being proclaimed and recognized as a fundamental right. The international human rights […]

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How can coherence between the european convention on human rights and community law be achieved by the European union?

| December 11, 2012

Introduction Essentially there can be no doubt as to the significance that Member States and the Treaties attach to fundamental rights. It is declared that the Union is founded inter alia on “the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms”. It also provides that the Union must respect fundamental rights, as guaranteed by the European Convention on […]

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The HRA 1998 has had little impact upon protecting the basic liberties of british subjects and could be repealed without any consequence.

| December 5, 2012

Introduction In this essay I have examined the overall impact of the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA”), after its long campaign to infiltrate UK law. First this paper will begin by discussing the traditional British approach to protecting human rights before the HRA. Second this paper will examine the UK case law […]

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which the “war on terrorism” has been waged threatens to undermine the international human rights framework so painstakingly built since World War II

| December 1, 2012

Introduction The way in which the “war on terrorism” has been waged threatens to undermine the international human rights framework so painstakingly built since World War II. This essay argues that abandoning human rights in times of crisis is short-sighted and self-defeating. A “war on terrorism” waged without respect for the rule of law undermines […]

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Centre for Enegry, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy

| December 1, 2012

ABSTRACT: The concept of human rights have been if not generally but to some degree understood. How it is important for every man to have his own dignity and freedom to move however not everyone understands how closely related environmental right and human rights are related a health environment gives way to a right to […]

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Understanding human rights

| November 30, 2012

Introduction Human rights are defined as those inalienable and universal rights and freedoms which all individuals enjoy simply because they are human, they are entitlements which we all share regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality, class or culture (Henry 2009: 1). Human right are rights inherent to all human beings, irrespective of the nationality, place […]

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Natural Law and Human Rights

| November 21, 2012

Introduction   Human rights have roots deep in the mists of time yet the term itself dates back barely sixty years to the international discussions preceding the founding of the United Nations. Since 1945, the scope of human rights has been elaborated and the concept now permeates the fabric of international society.

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