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Winners and Losers

17 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2005  

Luke Clements

Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School


This paper considers whether the Human Rights Act 1998 is, in itself, capable of materially improving the lives of those who experience social exclusion - or whether it is likely to exacerbate their difficulties. It draws on the relevant post-2000 research concerning the Act's impact on socially excluded groups which suggests that the response of the statutory agencies has been disappointing - that 'not being proactive' has proved to be the most attractive option. It then addresses the incongruity between the government's strategies for combating social exclusion and civil justice.

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Clements, Luke, Winners and Losers. Journal of Law and Society, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 34-50, March 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=705766

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