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The Impact of the Human Rights Act on the House of Lords

25 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2009  

Sangeeta Shah

University of Nottingham

Thomas M. Poole

London School of Economics - Law Department

Date Written: February 16, 2009

Abstract

This article examines the impact of the Human Rights Act on the House of Lords. The HRA came into force on 2 October 2000 and has received much attention from academics, lawyers, politicians and members of the public. But there has been little sustained empirical analysis of its impact. This article, the first of a projected series, aims to start redressing this gap. It presents the findings of a quantitative analysis of the judicial caseload of the House of Lords for the period 1994-2007. It also seeks to contribute to the growing literature on the identity and function of the House of Lords (soon to become the Supreme Court).

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Shah, Sangeeta and Poole, Thomas M., The Impact of the Human Rights Act on the House of Lords (February 16, 2009). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 8/2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1344805 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1344805

Sangeeta Shah

University of Nottingham ( email )

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Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

Thomas M. Poole (Contact Author)

London School of Economics - Law Department ( email )

Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

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