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Human Rights and the United Kingdom Supreme Court

Brice Dickson


This book explains and critiques the position adopted by the UK Supreme Court on disputes involving human rights, especially those protected by the Human Rights Act 1998. Building upon the fact that the UK Supreme Court, which began operating in 2009, has inherited case law developed over many decades by the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords, the book considers whether the Supreme Court’s current views are internally consistent and externally in line with the standards adopted by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. After three chapters which describe the origins of the Su ... More

Keywords: rights, human rights, Supreme Court, UK judges, Human Rights Act, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199697458
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brice Dickson, author
Professor of International and Comparative Law, Queen's University Belfast