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Just Law By Helena Kennedy

Just Law
by Helena Kennedy

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The author is one of the most powerful voices in legal circles in Britain today. In this book, she roundly challenges the record of modern governments with regard to fundamental democratic rights, and insists that we return to the fundamental values of Equality, Fairness and respect for human dignity.
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Just Law by Helena Kennedy

Acute, questioning, humane, passionately concerned for justice - Baroness Helena Kennedy is one of the most powerful voices in legal circles in Britain today. Here she roundly challenges the record of modern governments with regard to fundamental democratic rights, and insists that we return to the fundamental values of Equality, Fairness and respect for human dignity. She argues that in the last twenty years we have seen a steady erosion of civil liberties, culminating today in extraordinary legislation which wholly undermines long established freedoms. Are these moves a crude political response to demands for law and order? Or is the relationship between citizens and the state being reframed and redefined? This dazzling, thought-provoking study covers issues such as the right to privacy and the increase in electronic surveillance; the questions raised by advances in genetics; the procedural issues of 'double jeopardy' and the proposed reduction of trial by jury. Kennedy examines the huge increase in the number of women in prison, the inequities of the welfare system, but she also probes into issues that involve our relationship with other states: asylum, immigrations and terrorism, daring to ask - is the climate of fear being deliberately used by the government to roll back our liberties?

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About Helena Kennedy


Baroness Helena Kennedy QC was born in Glasgow: a QC since 1991, and a Life Peer since 1997, she has acted in many leading trials, including the Brighton Bombing Trial, the Guildford Four Appeal and the trials of battered women who kill their partners. She has 19 honorary degrees, and among her many positions she is President of the School of Oriental Studies, London University, Chair of the British Council, and the British Genetics Commission, and a member of the International Bar Association's Task Force on Terrorism.

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Just Law by Helena Kennedy
Helena Kennedy
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2004-03-04
352
0701175060
9780701175061
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