Human Rights - Illusory Freedom

➶ Human Rights - Illusory Freedom  Free ➬ Author Luke Gittos –
  • Paperback
  • 144 pages
  • Human Rights - Illusory Freedom
  • Luke Gittos
  • English
  • 20 December 2018
  • 9781785356872

About the Author: Luke Gittos

Luke Gittos is law editor at spiked, a solicitor practising criminal law and convenor of the London Legal Salon.

Human Rights - Illusory Freedom A Progressive Argument For Repealing The Human Rights Act Contrary To Contemporary Panic Around Human Rights Repeal, Human Rights Illusory Freedom Puts A Progressive Case Against The Human Rights Act It Describes How Human Rights Arose As A New Language For Western Governments Following The Collapse In Their Collective Authority In The Aftermath Of World War And Shows How The UK Human Rights Act Has Presided Over A Catastrophic Loss Of Freedom, Which Continued A Process Which Began With The Tory Party In The S Human Rights Illusory Freedom Makes A Positive Case For Restoring Control Over Our Traditional Freedoms To The Electorate And Away From Unaccountable Judges In The UK Courts And The European Court Of Human Rights

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15 thoughts on “Human Rights - Illusory Freedom

  1. David Wineberg says:

    Freedom from Human Rights LawsHuman Rights Illusory Freedom is a strange little book It purports to show that the Human Rights Act and the European Court of Human Rights that receives petitions on it should be repealed Luke Gittos historical summaries are adequate, but his conclusions don t draw from them So the whole book is unsatisfying He correctly claims that international bodies like the UN and the EU have strengthened their positions by adding human rights to their causes But he then says this is a negative development, without ever listing all the negatives except perhaps for claiming it lessens discussions on freedom Instead, he cities individual cases where he thinks justice failed.The UK has a glorious history of nibbling away at human rights, for example, removing the right to remain silent Gittos somehow connects this to the European Court of Human Rights being at fault, when of course it was purely the British Parliament that has been the usurper The same can be said of Anti Social Behaviour offences, ...

  2. Erica says:

    When the topic of human rights peeks through the headlines, garnering action and progressive debate, my ears are at attention Luke has penned a treatise on freedom, touching on the enigma revolving around the mosaic of ethicolegal concerns where human rights is center stage He skillfully expounds upon various arguments and presents a strong case for the restoration and subsequent handing over of the control to those who hold freedom in high esteem.Highly recommended for readers with an acute int...

  3. Francesco says:

    Luke Gittos has a very radical message human rights grant an illusory freedom and are a weak guarantee for a free society The main idea, shared by the vast majority of people, is that human rights laws are a step towards realizing a universal respect for human dignity and a way to prevent the repeat of evils in the past Gittos demonstrates that human rights laws are contributing to the erosion of civil liberties and are increasing the arbitrary interference by the state in people s lives In the UK, the Human Rights Act, passed as a response to a crisis in public confidence in democratic institutions, gave greater control over civil liberties to the judiciary It expanded police powers of stop and search, the state s surveillance power and restrictions on liberty People, therefore, are less able to defend themselves against state power Limitations on civil liberties in response to terrorism show how freedom is highly precarious in the modern age Even human rights organizations are giving a distorted image of freedom They present themselves as an insurance policy against the repeat of previous catastrophes and as supporters of a fair, just and equal society, but claim that sometimes it is legitimate to place limits ...

  4. Jackie Lantern says:

    Excellent summary of all the rights I ve lost since way before I was born, lol Highly recommended for all people who would like to have rights, or at least want to know where they went.

  5. Cristie Underwood says:

    The premise of this book is interesting, but it focused only on the UK and not the rest of the world I thought that it would have been interesting to read about human rights and all cultures and countries.