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Essential Human Rights Cases


A single source of over 400 summaries of the leading decisions of the European Court of Human Rights

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Following the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998, practitioners in all areas of law need to consider the impact of human rights issues on their work. Essential Human Rights Cases is a single source of over 400 summaries of the leading decisions of the European Court of Human Rights, as well as significant domestic decisions.
This latest edition begins with a comprehensive survey of the impact of the incorporation of the European Convention on Human Rights into domestic law. Organised by subject matter, the work is broken down into the following areas:
  • Criminal law
  • Immigration, deportation and asylum seekers
  • Families, children and gender
  • Rights of expression and associated issues
  • Property, commercial and EC law
In addition discrimination, previously dealt with as a discrete chapter, is now incorporated into various chapters dealing with substantive discrimination law issues. An inexpensive and accessible resource that no practitioner can afford to be without, Essential Human Rights Cases offers carefully selected leading cases, clearly arranged and up to date, conveying a broad range of areas.


  • The European Convention on Human Rights and The United Kingdom
  • General Principles of the Convention and Guarantees
  • The Legal Process in General

Criminal Law

  • General Principles of Criminal Law
  • Investigation
  • Arrest, Detention and Bail
  • Sentencing and Punishment
  • Substantive Criminal Issues

Immigration, Deportation and Asylum

  • Rights of Immigrants and Asylum Seekers
  • Extradition and Deportation

Families, Children and Gender

  • Families
  • Children
  • Education
  • Sex and Gender Issues

Rights of Expression and Associated Issues

  • Conscientious and Religious Freedoms
  • Press Freedoms, Privacy, Libel and Slander
  • Freedom of Association, Assembly and Demonstration

Property, Commercial and EC Law

  • Ownership and Use of Property
  • Commercial Law
  • The Convention and Fundamental Rights in the EC


  • Relevant Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights
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