"The book sets out not only the legal rules, common law and statutes which relate to the field of civil liberties and human rights [applying to England and Wales], but also the arguments and debates which have surrounded the development of this increasingly controversial area of the law. It looks at the principles which underlie it, the coherence and consistency of the rules one to another, and the social and political consequences of their application in practice"--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -428) and index.