Questioning Law’s Empire | Richard Ekins

Questioning Law’s Empire | Richard Ekins

Judges are ever more significant in our public life. This was true before the Brexit process began and it will remain true even if the UK leaves the EU. Courts, domestic and European, have come to exercise ever more authority over an ever wider range of public...
Legislated Rights: Comment by Beverley McLachlin

Legislated Rights: Comment by Beverley McLachlin

Legislated Rights makes an important contribution to contemporary rights scholarship. Taking the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as its starting point, it explores how legislatures can and should play an active role in ensuring that people enjoy rights, not just...
Legislated Rights: Comment by JD Heydon

Legislated Rights: Comment by JD Heydon

The central thesis of this profound and thoughtful book is the crucial role of the legislature in securing and promoting human rights. The arguments command strong assent. There are many, many parts of it which are fundamental and devastating. There is, however, an...
Legislated Rights: Comment by Sir Ross Cranston

Legislated Rights: Comment by Sir Ross Cranston

I very much welcome the book’s overall theme that legislation gives effect to and protects human rights. It seems incredible that the UK’s leading judge should have thought that until the advent of the European Convention of Human Rights in 1951 UK law did not...