Human rights acts : the mechanisms compared / Kris Gledhill.
Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2015.
xxxv, 556 pages ; 25 cm.
Hart studies in comparative public law ; volume 5.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction: aims and outline. 1. The statutes oulined. A. The Canadian Bill of Rights 1960 and Charter of Rights and Freedoms 1982 B. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and Human Rights Act 1993 C. UK: The Human Rights Act 1998 D. Ireland: The European Convention on Human Rights Act of 2003 E. Australian Capital Territory: The Human Rights Act 2004 F. Victoria: Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 G. Australia: Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 2. The Questions to be explored 2. The obligation to secure internationally recognised human rights. 1. The international human rights regime and the obligaton in international law to guarantee rights. A. The background: the United Nations and the Council of Europe B. The Universial Declaration of Human Rights 1948 C. The European Convention on Human Rights 1950 D. The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights 1966 E. Further conventions: Council of Europe F. Further conventions: United Nations G. Purpose of this material 2. The need for an effective domestice remedy 3. International monitoring and complaint provisions 3. The Pre-existing protection of human rights. 2. B. International treaty law. Ireland. The United Kingdom. The UK and Ireland: the European Union. Australia. New Zealand 4. The desire to move further. 1. C. New Zealand. United Kingdom. UK and Ireland. Ireland. Australia 5. Working out the content of rights. 3. C. Canada. South Africa. Hong Kong. New Zealand. Austalia 6. Pre-enactment scrutiny 7. The duty to respect rights 8. Interpretive obligation 9. Litigation and complaint procedures 10. Remedies.