Turner, Ian David (2014) Positive obligations and Article 4 of the European Convention on Human Rights: a defence of the UK's Human Rights Act 1998. The International Journal of Human Rights, 18 (1). pp. 94-114.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13642987.2013.873408
The Human Rights Act 1998 came into effect in the UK in 2000, incorporating specific Articles of the European Convention on Human Rights, such as the freedoms from torture (Article 3) and slavery (Article 4), into British law. But this legislation, and the rights it enshrines, are under severe attack from politicians and sections of the British press. This article presents a strong defence of the statute, by reference to one of its notable achievements: the obligation it imposed on the UK to outlaw the holding of a person in slavery or servitude, or compelling them to perform compulsory labour.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||human rights; the European Convention on Human Rights; the Human Rights Act 1998; freedom from slavery; human traffickin;|
|Schools:||Faculty of Business, Law & Applied Social Studies > Lancashire Law School|
|Deposited By:||Paul Harrison|
|Deposited On:||26 Sep 2014 12:55|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2016 09:02|
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