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

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Roger Masterman

Durham University - Department of Law

Date Written: May 2012

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Masterman, Roger, Deconstructing the Mirror Principle (May 2012). The UK's Statutory Bill of Rights: Constitutional and Comparative Perspectives (R. Masterman and I. Leigh (eds) (Proceedings of the British Academy, 2013) . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2084090

Roger Masterman (Contact Author)

Durham University - Department of Law ( email )

50 North Bailey
Durham, DH1 3ET
United Kingdom

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