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less than the Human Rights Act, British courts are for the 1st time empowered to check basic laws for compliance with a codified set of primary rights. during this ebook, Aileen Kavanagh argues that the HRA offers judges powerful powers of constitutional overview, just like these exercised through the courts less than an entrenched invoice of Rights. the purpose of the publication is to topic the best case-law lower than the HRA to severe scrutiny, when closing delicate to the deeper constitutional, political and theoretical questions which underpin it. Such questions comprise the belief of judicial deference, the constitutional prestige of the HRA, the primary of parliamentary sovereignty and the constitutional department of labour among Parliament and the courts. The publication closes with a sustained defence of the legitimacy of constitutional overview in a democracy, hence offering a robust rejoinder to those that are sceptical approximately judicial energy lower than the HRA.

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