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The Resource Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly

Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly

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Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom
Title
Parliamentary bills of rights
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the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom
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Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly
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eng
Summary
Both New Zealand and the United Kingdom challenge assumptions about how a bill of rights functions. Their parliamentary bills of rights constrain judicial review and also look to parliament to play a rights-protecting role. This arises from the requirement to inform parliament if legislative bills are not compatible with rights. But are these bills of rights operating in this proactive manner? Are governments encountering significantly stronger pressures to ensure legislation complies with rights? Are these bills of rights resulting in more reasoned deliberations in parliament about the justification of legislation from a rights perspective? Through extensive interviews with public officials and analysis of parliamentary debates where questions of compliance with rights arise (prisoner voting, parole and sentencing policy, counter-terrorism legislation, and same-sex marriage), this book argues that a serious gap exists between the promise of these bills of rights and the institutional variables that influence how these parliaments function.--
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1960-
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Hiebert, Janet
Index
index present
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non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1968-
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Kelly, James B.
Series statement
Cambridge studies in constitutional law
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  • Civil rights
  • Legislation
  • Constitutional law
  • Civil rights
  • Legislation
  • Constitutional law
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Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 422-462) 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
1. Introduction -- I. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 -- 2. Political origins of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act -- 3. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and MMP [mixed member proportional electoral system] -- 4. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and prisoner disenfranchisement -- 5. The Attorney General, select committees and penal populism -- II. The United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998 -- 6. Political origins of the Human Rights Act -- 7. Pre-legislative compatibility assessments under HRA -- 8. Parliamentary review of national security measures -- 9. Parliamentary review : equality and democratic issues -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17703931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 484 pages
Isbn
9781107076518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932324137
Label
Parliamentary bills of rights : the experiences of New Zealand and the United Kingdom, Janet L. Hiebert and James B. Kelly
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 422-462) 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
1. Introduction -- I. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 -- 2. Political origins of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act -- 3. The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and MMP [mixed member proportional electoral system] -- 4. The Misuse of Drugs Act 1975 and prisoner disenfranchisement -- 5. The Attorney General, select committees and penal populism -- II. The United Kingdom's Human Rights Act 1998 -- 6. Political origins of the Human Rights Act -- 7. Pre-legislative compatibility assessments under HRA -- 8. Parliamentary review of national security measures -- 9. Parliamentary review : equality and democratic issues -- 10. Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17703931
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xviii, 484 pages
Isbn
9781107076518
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)932324137

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