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So the British people have voted with a margin of around 4%, a little
more than 1 million votes, to leave the European Union (EU). Where this
will lead lies somewhere between two absolutely contrasting scenarios.
29 June 2016
Paul Ekins More...
Starts: Jun 29, 2016 12:00:00 AM
A first round of reactions from UCL staff to the EU referendum results.
24 June 2016 More...
Starts: Jun 27, 2016 12:00:00 AM
Both Leave and Remain have appealed to voters’ guts
to the extent that reason itself has become suspicious. Emotions will
rule the day on 23 June, but at what cost?
23 June 2016
Starts: Jun 23, 2016 12:00:00 AM
European Convention on Human Rights
|This section provides bibliography around one of the seminal works on international human rights law, An International Bill of the Rights of Man by Hersch Lauterpacht (first published in 1945) and its relevance for today's debates on Britain and her relationship to Europe.|
1. POLICY BRIEFING
The brief considers key aspects of the debate on the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and British membership thereof. It highlights the reasons for accepting the jurisdiction of the ECHR; the role of the UK in the development of the ECHR; the concerns regarding a transfer of sovereignty; the issues arising from the interpretation of the ECHR by the European Court of Human Rights; the problem of delays in the functioning of the ECHR system
2. BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ONLINE RESOURCES
I. The Book
- Hersch Lauterpacht, An International Bill of the Rights of Man (Oxford University Press 2013)
II. Selected Reviews
- Philip C Jessup, Book Reviews (1945) 39 American Journal of International Law 847
- Herbert W Briggs, Book Reviews (1945-46) 31 Cornell Law Quarterly 255
III. Further literature by and on the Author
- Elihu Lauterpacht, ‘Sir Hersch Lauterpacht: 1897-1960’ (1998) 2 European Journal of International Law 313
- Hersch Lauterpacht, International Law and Human Rights (Stevens & Sons 1950)
- Hersch Lauterpacht, ‘The Law of Nations, the Law of Nature, and the Rights of Man’ (1944) 29 Transactions of the Grotius Society 1
- Hersch Lauterpacht, The Function of the Law in the International Community (Clarendon Press 1933)
- Martti Koskenniemi, ‘The Function of Law in the International Community: 75 Years After’, Keynote Paper, 25th Anniversary Conference of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge, 11-12 July 2008).
IV. On Britain and International Human Rights
Commission on a Bill of Rights, A UK Bill of Rights? The Choice Before Us, Volume 1, 18 December 2012
- See especially: Baroness Kennedy QC and Professor Philippe Sands QC, ‘In Defence of Rights’, in Commission on a Bill of Rights, ibid 222.
- Tom McNally, ‘European Convention on Human Rights is Part of Britain's DNA’, The Guardian, 21 November 2010
- AW Brian Simpson, Human Rights and the End of Empire: Britain and the Genesis of the European Convention (OUP 2001)
V. News items
- ‘Lord McNally: Coalition Will Never Abolish Human Rights Norms’, The Telegraph, 18 September 2013
- BBC News, British Bill of Rights commission fails to reach agreement, 12 December 2012