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How well does the UK’s democracy protect human rights and civil liberties?

O’Cinneide, Colm (2018) How well does the UK’s democracy protect human rights and civil liberties? Democratic Audit Blog (28 Nov 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

A foundational principle of liberal democracy is that all citizens are equal, and so the protection of fundamental human rights is of critical importance for democratic effectiveness. In many countries a statement of citizens’ rights forms part of the constitution, and is especially enshrined in law and enforced by the courts. This has not happened in the UK, which has no codified constitution. Instead, in an article from The UK’s Changing Democracy: the 2018 Democratic Audit, Colm O’Cinneide evaluates the more diffuse and eclectic ways in which the UK’s political system protects fundamental human rights through the Human Rights Act and other legislation, and the courts and Parliament.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 25 May 2021 18:33
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2021 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109754

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