Deconstructing the Mirror Principle
The UK's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives (R. Masterman and I. Leigh (eds) (Proceedings of the British Academy, 2013)
30 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2012
Date Written: May 2012
Critiques the development under the Human Rights Act 1998 of the so-called 'Mirror Principle' under which domestic protections for rights under the Act should replicate those protections afforded by the European Court of Human Rights. Examines the pros and cons of such an approach, and the adequacy of the mirror metaphor as a tool of judicial reasoning.
Keywords: Human Rights Act, Mirror Principle
JEL Classification: K10
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