Proportionality and the Human Rights Act: a year in reflection
Keywords:Human rights, United Kingdom
AbstractArticle discussing the concept of proportionality and its role in the application of the UK Human Rights Act in achieving a balance between rights and responsibilities. The author sees that act as having had a revolutionary effect on ways of thinking which have proved to be the single most significant change to legal practice in recent centuries. Article based on the 4th annual lecture presented to the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at IALS given by Cherie Booth QC (Barrister-at-law and founding member of Matrix chambers) on 29th October 2001. Published in Amicus Curiae - Journal of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and its Society for Advanced Legal Studies. The Journal is produced by the Society for Advanced Legal Studies at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.
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