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"The Human Rights Act 1998 has had a profound effect in numerous private law decisions and has been the subject of extensive academic debate, in particular, on the issue of the extent to which it has horizontal effect and its application in disputes between individuals. With contributions from a variety of academics and practitioners, this volume covers and contributes to the academic debate on horizontal effect and considers how theory matches up with case law; the limits of the Act for private law; and its impact on key areas including privacy, defamation, negligence, nuisance, property, commercial law and employment. Together, the book provides a practical critique of the areas discussed, which will be of academic interest to theorists and of practical benefit to lawyers and judges who wish to understand how the academic debates can be brought to bear in particular cases"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / David Hoffman, Gavin Phillipson and Alison Young Mapping horizontal effect / Alison Young Public authorities / Alex Williams Statute law / Jan van Zyl Smit Precedent / Alison Young Tort design and human rights thinking / Roderick Bagshaw Privacy / Gavin Phillipson Nuisance / Donal Nolan Defamation / Ken Oliphant Discrimination law / Hazel Oliver Damages / Jason N.E. Varuhas Property and housing / Amy Goymour Commercial law / Frank Rose Restitution / David Hoffman Insolvency / Christopher McNall Employment law / Hazel Oliver Civil procedure / John Sorabji Conclusions / David Hoffman.