Human Rights and the End of Empire (häftad)
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OUP Oxford
bibliog, index
235 x 156 x 55 mm
1300 g
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49:B&W 6.14 x 9.21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam
Human Rights and the End of Empire (häftad)

Human Rights and the End of Empire

Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention

Häftad Engelska, 2004-01-01
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The European Convention on Human Rights of 1950 established the most effective international system of human rights protection which has yet been invented. This is the first book that gives a comprehensive account of how it came into existence, of the part played in its genesis by the British government, and of its significance for Britain in the period between 1953, when it came into force, and 1966, when Britain accepted the optional provisions providing for a
right of individual petition, and the jurisdiction of the Strasbourg Court. It explores in detail the significance of the Convention for Britain as a major colonial power in the declining years of Empire, and particularly in respect of the independent constitutions of colonial territories.
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Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 1, No. 2, Autumn 2001 Human Rights and the End of Empire is full of good things. It is well written, with numerous interesting (and provoking) asides and pen portraits of the dramatis personae. It provides an unrivalled narrative of the origins of the Convention and of British official attitudes to human rights in the immediate post-war years, and will be an invaluable aid to anyone wishing to understand the evolution of the European system of human rights protection.

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A. W. Brian Simpson is Charles F. and Edith J. Clyne Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School.


NOTE ON THE PAPERBACK EDITION; PREFACE; ABBREVIATIONS; 1. Human Rights, Fundamental Freedoms, and the World of the Common Law; 2. The Mechanisms of Repression; 3. The International Protection of Individual Rights Before 1939; 4. The Ideological Response to War: Codes of Human Rights; 5. Human Rights and the Structure of the Brave New World; 6. The Burdens of Empire; 7. The Foreign Office Establishes a Policy; 8. Beckett's Bill and the Loss of the Initiative; 9. Conflict Abroad and at Home; 10. The Growing Disillusion; 11. Britain and the Western Option; 12. From the Brussels Treaty to the Council of Europe; 13. A Convention on the Right Lines: The Rival Texts; 14. The Conclusion of Negotiations and the Rearguard Action; 15. The First Protocol; 16. Ratification and its Consequences; 17. Emergencies and Derogations; 18. The First Cyprus Case; 19. The Outcome of the Two Applications; 20. Coming In, Rather Reluctantly, From the Cold; Bibliography; Index