Extending the Role of the Courts: The Human Rights Act 1998

  title={Extending the Role of the Courts: The Human Rights Act 1998},
  author={D. Feldman},
  journal={Parliamentary History},
  • D. Feldman
  • Published 2011
  • Sociology
  • Parliamentary History
The Labour Party in the 1990s supported enactment of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) rights for party-political as well as principled reasons. The Human Rights Bill sought to balance parliamentary sovereignty and effective protection of rights, relying on both legal and political remedies for victims of violations. Whilst the potentially major constitutional and legal effects of the bill, which made it highly controversial from the start in the press, were partly hidden by highly… Expand
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