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Lethal force, the right to life and the ECHR : narratives of death and democracy, Stephen Skinner

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Lethal force, the right to life and the ECHR : narratives of death and democracy
Title
Lethal force, the right to life and the ECHR
Title remainder
narratives of death and democracy
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Skinner
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In its case law on the use of lethal force the European Court of Human Rights declares a fundamental connection between the right to life in Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights and democratic society. This book discusses how that connection can be understood by using narrative theory to explore Article 2 law and its deeper historical, social and political significance. Focusing on lethal (and potentially lethal) force in the domestic policing and law enforcement context, the book draws on an extensive analysis of case law from 1995 to 2017. It shows how the connection with democratic society in Article 2's substantive and procedural dimensions underlines the right to life's problematic duality, as an expression of a basic value demanding a high level of protection and a contextually limited provision allowing states leeway in the use of force. Emphasising the need to identify clear standards in the interpretation and application of the right to life, the book argues that Article 2 law's narrative dimensions bring to light its core purposes and values. These are its role in making meaning from pain and death, grounding democratic society's foundational distinction between force and violence, and indicating democratic society's essential attributes as a restrained, responsible and reflective system"--
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Skinner, Stephen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • European Court of Human Rights
  • Law enforcement
  • Police
  • Right to life
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Lethal force, the right to life and the ECHR : narratives of death and democracy, Stephen Skinner
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : from death to democracy -- Narrative and human rights law -- Lethal force, the right to life and democratic society : key connections -- Substantive dimensions of the right to life and democratic society -- Procedural dimensions of the right to life and democratic society -- Purposes and values in right to life case law on lethal force -- Narratives of death and democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
on1048949946
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781849464062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048949946
Label
Lethal force, the right to life and the ECHR : narratives of death and democracy, Stephen Skinner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : from death to democracy -- Narrative and human rights law -- Lethal force, the right to life and democratic society : key connections -- Substantive dimensions of the right to life and democratic society -- Procedural dimensions of the right to life and democratic society -- Purposes and values in right to life case law on lethal force -- Narratives of death and democracy -- Conclusion
Control code
on1048949946
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781849464062
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1048949946

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