Since it was first published in 2000, The Law of Human Rights has become the leading practitioner text in this rapidly developing area of law. Written by two leading silks, and a team of expert contributors, it provides comprehensive and systematic treatment of human rights law and practice in the UK, including an examination of the wider impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 upon the civil and criminal law. The second edition has been fully updated to providedetailed coverage of developments as the human rights legislation continues to be tested out in the courts, such as the principles of proportionality, the nature of public authorities, and the developing right of privacy. The authors have tracked the growing body of case law and the book includescomprehensive case references for the UK and other jurisdictions, including new sections on human rights law in South Africa and Scotland. The Law of Human Rights is accompanied by a comprehensive materials volume including full text of the Act, the European Convention on Human Rights, and appendices considering human rights jurisprudence in relation to each Convention right dealing with the position in Scotland, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.