Identifying human rights stories: a scoping study

Donald, Alice ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8541-3530 and Mottershaw, Elizabeth (2014) Identifying human rights stories: a scoping study. Working Paper. Middlesex University, London. . (Published online first)

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Abstract

This report explores ways of generating stories that show how the Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 affects the lives of people in the UK. Human rights ‘stories’ are instances in which arguments based on human rights law, whether alone or alongside other arguments, achieve beneficial outcomes for individuals or groups, whether procedural or substantive, by means of: litigation; decisions taken by public authorities; or public advocacy, lobbying and campaigning. The premise of the report is that the HRA is often misrepresented as benefiting litigious individuals at the expense of the public interest. Consequently, there is a need to bring more systematically into the public domain human rights stories that concern everyday scenarios affecting many people, and that reflect the impact of human rights standards and principles both inside and outside the courts. The report is based on documentary sources and 39 semi-structured interviews.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): Human Rights Act, law, judgment, public authority, JCHR, impact
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 19274
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Depositing User: Alice Donald
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 13:06
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 10:01
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/19274

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