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Criminal law: Criminal law & human rights

Defenders of civil liberties & human rights

For other campaign groups and charities focussing on the administration of criminal justice, please click on the tab (above) called Reform

Human Rights & criminal law

Since the European Convention of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998, there has been a steadily increasing interaction between human rights with not just the theory but also the practice of criminal justice.

Printed resources

Searches of the catalogue (SOLO) will return useful titles shelved in different sections of the Law Bod's collection.

As this is a taught course at Oxford look out for the phrase "Reserve Collection" - this means that book can simply be asked for at the desk in the main Reading Room.

For other titles, note the distinction between the following:

Items with shelf marks starting KM are on the Floor 2. These works will look at the impact of human rights on English law and its administration.

Items with shelf marks starting Internat 570 indicates works where the focus is the public international law of human rights - for example works considering the European Convention.



Due process of law
Fair trial 
Criminal procedure