Principles of Public Law

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To understand what the modern constitution is, it is necessary to examine what it does putting into practice the goals of liberal democracy. The first part of this book looks at history, contemporary politicians and textbook writers for what they reveal about these aims. institutions of the constitution: the United Kingdom Parliament, the institutions of the European Union and the many different forms of public authorities through which people are governed. between people and public authorities including analyses of ombudsmen, judicial review and European Community law. explained the significance of the Human Rights Act 1998 and the European Court of Human Rights, the chapters here evaluate the legal protection of several different rights, including the right to life, liberty of the person, non-retrospectivity of law, privacy, freedoms of expression, assembly and association, equality and free movement.

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