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Human Rights in the Scottish Courts

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This article looks at the use made of the human rights legislation in the Scottish courts since the devolution of legislative and executive power to Scotland, based on research undertaken in all the ordinary courts, but excluding tribunals. It concludes that the incorporation of the Convention via the human rights legislation has had significant effects within the Scottish court system and on policy development without amounting to a major upheaval.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: School of Law, University of Glasgow, Stair Building, 5–8 The Square, Glasgow G12 8QQ, Scotland 2: Law School, University of Strathclyde, Stenhouse Building, 173 Cathedral Street, Glasgow G4 0RQ, Scotland, and Director of McGrigors Rights 3: Dept. of Accounting, Finance and Law, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland

Publication date: 2005-03-01

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