What rights? Whose responsibilities?

Author: Petley, Julian

Source: Soundings, Number 43, December 2009 , pp. 77-88(12)

Publisher: Lawrence and Wishart

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Abstract:

This article examines calls by both New Labour and the Tories for a Bill of Rights and Responsibilities. It argues that both parties misunderstand the relationship between rights and responsibilities, and endorses the call by the Joint Committee on Human Rights for a Bill of Rights and Freedoms to supplement the Human Rights Act 1998, which would include justiciable social and economic rights.

Keywords: BILL OF RIGHTS; HUMAN RIGHTS ACT 1998; RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3898/136266209790424612

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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