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Question: Does Article 15 of the European Convention on Human Rights achieve the correct balance between allowing States to tackling situations involving a national emergency and ensuring continued protection of human rights?

Answer: 1. Introduction The international guarantees for the protection of human rights are of special importance in times of war or national emergencies, as it is precisely then that States will be most...


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Details: - Mark: 64% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 1596 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 118

Question: Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Michael Howard argues that the appropriate relative powers of the judiciary, the executive and the legislature have been distorted by the adoption of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA). Assess this claim.

Answer: Mr. Howard argues that the Government has drawn the judiciary in political controversy by giving them the authority under the HRA to consider whether an Act of Parliament is proportionate to the...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2901 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 123

Question: Section 3 of the Human Rights Act 1998 has imposed a new method of statutory interpretation on UK courts and tribunals in the UK. Explain what the position was before the HRA came into effect and how section 3 has changed that position. Then find two examples of cases where a court has put the new method of statutory interpretation into effect, and explain the process. Finally discuss the limits to the new method of statutory interpretation.

Answer: The Human Rights Act 1998 enables people to bring cases for breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights in to the UK courts. Courts are also required to interpret all other...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2229 | References: No | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: October 19, 2008 | Coursework ID: 122

Question: The Human Rights Act 1998

Answer: The Human Rights Act 1998 is undoubtedly one of only a handful of truly significant pieces of legislation that the UK has seen in the last 800 years. Professor Keith Ewing says...


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 1st | Words: 3690 | References: No | Date written: February, 2003 | Date submitted: October 13, 2008 | Coursework ID: 32

Question: The Human Rights Act 1998: Token Symbol or Beginning of a New Age?

Answer: The Human Rights Act 1998 has the potential of being one of only a handful of truly significant pieces of legislation the UK has seen in the 800 years since Magna Carta....


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Details: - Mark: 63% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1976 | References: No | Date written: November, 2005 | Date submitted: October 10, 2008 | Coursework ID: 14

Question: a) Describe in outline the effect of the Human Rights Act, 1998(HRA). b) Explain and discuss one aspect of the HRA or Convention which you think will have or has had an important effect in the past year. c) Explain how you went about your research, and why you chose your topic.

Answer: The 1998 Act is a vitally important piece of constitutional legislation and a significant step forward in the protection of human rights within the United Kingdom. In fact, the Human Rights Act...


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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1624 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 385

Question: The Human Rights Act 1998 is an extension of the European Convention of Human Rights and thus serves the people in question a whole lot better.’ Discuss.

Answer: The European Convention of Human Rights was drafted under the auspices of the Council of Europe and established in 1949 as a result of the atrocious treatment of people during the Second...


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Details: - Mark: 62% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2245 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 384

Question: Are human rights compatible with the fear of terrorism?

Answer: What are Human rights? Every human has certain rights which have been set down historically by religion or by cultural traditions. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was the first real commitment...


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Details: - Mark: 60% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 1st | Words: 1323 | References: Yes | Date written: February, 2003 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 386

Question: The Human Rights Act 1998 – 1. What impact is it having on English law? 2. Will it politicise the judiciary?

Answer: The Human rights Act became English law long after various initiatives which, realized basic human rights. The United Nations, a multi – government funded institution were first to call for a treaty...


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Details: - Mark: 60% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2613 | References: Yes | Date written: Not available | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 383

Question: Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Articles 1 to 10 – An Interpretation

Answer: Throughout this essay I will deal with the Declaration itself, the context in which it was written, commentaries for and against and my own opinions and thoughts on it. The Universal Declaration...


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Details: - Mark: 60% | Course: Human Rights Law | Year: 2nd/3rd | Words: 2356 | References: No | Date written: December, 2003 | Date submitted: February 20, 2009 | Coursework ID: 381


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