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"Fairness for all"?: an analysis of human rights powers in the White Paper on the proposed Commission for the Equality of Human Rights

By Francesca Klug and Claire O'Brien

Abstract

Discusses the Department of Trade and Industry's White Paper, Fairness for All: A New Commission for Equality and Human Rights, published in association with four other government departments. Summarises the main proposals of the White Paper, including: (1) the definition of human rights, differentiating between simple good practice and compliance with legal requirements; (2) the duty to promote human rights; (3) offering advice, litigation and interventions to individuals regarding their rights, noting its power to utilise judicial review; (4) the powers of the CEHR to review the workings of the discrimination legislation and the Human Rights Act 1998; and (5) issues relating to devolution

Topics: JX International law
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Year: 2004
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:15396
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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