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Human Rights: UK

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Below is a list of textbooks relating to UK Human Rights.  This is not an exhaustive list.  Search on SOLO for further titles available in the Bodleian Law Library.  Look at the Ebooks tab to find out about titles available electronically.

Halsbury's Laws of England v.8(2) deals with Constitutional law and human rights. (OU students can access this electronically via LexisLibrary)

Civil liberties & human rights in the UK

The Human Rights Act of 1998 was adopted to reinforce the UK's commitment to human rights. It makes it possible for UK courts to hear cases on breaches of human rights (rather than parties needing to go to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg). The text is based on the European Convention of Human Rights (which is included as an appendix). It is in force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Scotland Act 1998 also guarantees that the Scottish Executive and Scottish Parliament can not do anything contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights.

Electronic sources

Westlaw UK 

European Human Rights Reports EHRR (1979/80- )

European Human Rights Law Review (1996- )

Human Rights Law Reports (UK cases) (2000- )

Human Rights Law Review (2005- )



Butterworths Human Rights Cases (1996- )

Lester, Pannick and Herberg, Human rights law and practice

Law reports

Below is a list of law reports which contain UK Human Rights cases.  The call number is the shelf number if you wish to consult the hard copy.  There is a note if the law report series is available electronically.


Below is a list of journal that include articles on human rights in the UK.  This list is not exhaustive.  For further information then see the journal tab above.