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"Solidity or wind?": what's on the menu in the bill of rights debate?

Klug, Francesca (2009) "Solidity or wind?": what's on the menu in the bill of rights debate? Political Quarterly, 80 (3). pp. 420-426. ISSN 0032-3179

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2009.01997.x

Abstract

This article examines the pronouncements and positions of the leading political parties on the Human Rights Act and the proposals for a new British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. It analyses the main arguments made in support of a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities, which are advanced around five main issues: security, the judges, parliamentary sovereignty, responsibilities and 'British rights'. The article was written before the government published the Green Paper Rights and Responsibilities: developing our constitutional framework in March 2009 and provides a political context with which to analyse it.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0032-3179
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author © The Political Quarterly Publishing Co. Ltd.
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Global Governance
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2009 10:25
Last Modified: 30 Apr 2015 13:24
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/25118

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