Human rights reading list

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The following is a selection of key books, journal articles and websites on human rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Books and Journal articles:

Allen, R. Crasnow,R. & Beale, A., (2007). Employment law and human rights. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Amos, M., (2006). Human rights law. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Ardill, N. (2011) Human Rights and Older Clients, Elder Law Journal 1(1), pp. 53-60.

Beatson, J. et al., (2008). Human rights: judicial protection in the United Kingdom. London: Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

British Institute of Human Rights (2010) Human rights in action – a toolkit for change, London: BIHR.

Brownlie, I. & Goodwin-Gill, S., (2006). Basic documents on human rights. 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clayton, R. Tomlinson, H., (2009). The law of human rights volumes I & 2. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Clayton, R. (2005) The Human Rights Act Six Years On: where are we now? European Human Rights Law Review 1, 11-26.

Cooper, J. Warburton, C. (2010) HRA 1998: irreversible? New Law Journal, 160 (7442), 1605-1606.

De Hert, P and Eugenio, M (2011) Specific human rights for older persons? European Human Rights Law Review, 4, pp.398-418.

Department for Constitutional Affairs., (2006). A guide to the human rights act 1998. 3rd ed. London: Department for Constitutional Affairs.

Donald, A; Mottershaw, E, Leach, P, (2009) Evaluating the impact of selected cases under the Human Rights Act on public services provision, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Donald, A; Watson,J; McClean, N (2009) Human Rights in Britain Since the Human Rights Act 1998: A critical review. Manchester: Equality & Human Rights Commission

Donald, A (2010) A Bill of Rights for the UK? Why the process matters, European Human Rights Law Review 5, 459-464

Economic and Social Research Council., (2008). Human rights, a tool for change. Swindon: Economic and Social Research Council.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: what does it mean for you? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009). Human rights inquiry: report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2008). Ours to own: understanding human rights. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

European Court of Human Rights (2010) .

Fortin, J, (2011) A decade of the HRA and its impact on children's rights, Factsheets by theme on the Court’s case-law and pending cases. Family Law, 41 (Feb), pp. 176-183.

Fredman, S, (2008). Human rights transformed: positive rights and positive duties. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gearty, C, (2006). Can human rights survive? : The Hamlyn Lectures 2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Grabham, E. and Hunter, R., eds. (2008) 'Encountering Human Rights: Gender/Sexuality, Activism and the Promise of Law', Feminist Legal Studies 16(1): 1-139.

Harvey, C., (2005). Human rights in the community: rights as agents for change. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Harvey, C (2011) 'Taking the next step? Achieving another Bill of Rights', European Human Rights Law Review 24(1): 24-42.

Harris, D J., O'Boyle, M., Bates, E.P & Buckley, C.M., (2009). Law of the European Convention on Human Rights. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Helpage International (2010) Strengthening older people's rights: towards a UN convention, London: Helpage International

Hoffman, D., Rowe, J., (2006). Human rights in the UK: an introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Education.

Janis, M.W., Kay, R.S., Bradley, A.W. (2008) European human rights law: text and materials. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Klug, F., (2000). Values for a godless age: The story of the UK's new bill of rights. London: Penguin.

Leigh, I., Masterman, R., (2008). Making rights real: the Human Rights Act in its first decade, Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Matthews, L., et al., (2008). Human rights act: changing lives. London: British Institute of Human Rights

Mulderrig, Jane (2008) Policy Review: equality and human rights. Working Paper. (Unpublished)

Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, (2009). Human rights law and practice. 3rd dition. London: Butterworths Lexis Nexis.

McGoldrick, D., (2006). Human rights and religion: the Islamic headscarf debate in Europe. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Moeckli, D., (2008). Human rights and non-discrimination in the 'war on terror'. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Nickel, J., (2007). Making sense of human rights. 2nd ed. London: Blackwell.

O’Brien, N., (2008) Equality and Human Rights: Foundations of a Common Culture? Political Quarterly 79 (1), 27-35

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for United Nations (2011) National Human Rights Institutions: History, principles, rules and responsibilities, Geneva: OHCHR.

Reid, K., (2008). A practitioner's guide to the European Convention on Human Rights. 3rd ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

Reed, R., Murdoch, J. (2008). A guide to human rights law in Scotland. 2nd ed. Haywards Heath: Tottel Publishing.

Riddell, S., Watson, N, (2011) Equality and Human Rights in Britain: principles and challenge, Social Policy and Society, 10(2), April.

Steiner, H.J., Alston, P., Goodman, R. (2008). International human rights in context: law, politics, morals: text and materials. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stone, R., (2008). Textbook on civil liberties and human rights. 7th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Stratford, J., (2009) Joint Committee on Human Rights Report, A Bill of Rights for the UK?: Proposed Approach to Social and Economic Rights, Judicial Review 14(1), 35-42.

Wadham, J. et al (2009). Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998. 5th edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press

Ward, T., (2008). Human rights law reports: UK cases, Volume 9. London: Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

Watson, J., Woolf, M., (2008). Human rights act toolkit, 2nd edition, London: Legal Action Group.

Williams, J., (2007) Incorporating children's rights: the divergence in law and policy, Legal Studies 27(2) 261-287.

 

Updated April 2011 

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Amnesty International
British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR)
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Council of Europe
Council of Europe - European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
Council of Europe - European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
Children's Rights Alliance for England
Department for Constitutional Affairs (archive site)
European Court of Human Rights
Equality and Diversity Forum
Equality and Human Rights Commission
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
Guardian.co.uk - human rights
Human Rights Watch
Information Commissioner's Office
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
JUSTICE
Liberty
London Metropolitan University - Human Rights and Social Justice Research Institute
London School of Economics (LSE) - Centre for the Study of Human Rights
Minority Rights Group International
The National Archives - Human rights
Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission
University of Nottingham - Human Rights Law Centre
Office of the High Comissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Office of Public Sector Information - Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)
Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR)
Refugee Council
Scottish Human Rights Commission
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
UNICEF
Your Rights - The Liberty Guide to Human Rights
OHCHR - Committee on the Rights of the Child
University of Essex - Human Rights Centre
Children's Commissioner

 

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