Human rights reading list

The following is a selection of key books, journal articles on human rights and the Human Rights Act 1998.

Allen, R. Crasnow,R. & Beale, A., (2007) Employment law and human rights. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Alston, P, Goodman, R (2012) International human rights. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Amos, M. (2014) Human Rights Law. 2nd edition, Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Ardill, N. (2014) Home Care Inquiry: bringing down barriers to home care, Elder Law Journal 4(1), pp.103-107.

Ardill, N. (2011) Human Rights and Older Clients, Elder Law Journal 1(1), pp. 53-60.

Beatson, J. et al., (2008). Human rights: judicial protection in the United Kingdom. London: Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

Brems, E, de Beco, G & Vandenhole, W (2013) National human rights institutions and economic, social and cultural rights, Cambridge: Intersentia.

Brownlie, I, Goodwin-Gill, S (2010) Brownlie's Documents on Human Rights, 6th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Candler, J. Holder, H & Hosali, S. (2011) Human Rights Measurement Framework: Prototype panels, indicator set and evidence base. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Clayton, R. Tomlinson, H., (2009). The law of human rights volumes I & 2. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

De Hert, P and Eugenio, M (2011) Specific human rights for older persons?, European Human Rights Law Review, 4, pp.398-418.

Donald, A; Mottershaw, E, Leach, P, (2009) Evaluating the impact of selected cases under the Human Rights Act on public services provision, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Donald, A; Watson,J; McClean, N (2009) Human Rights in Britain Since the Human Rights Act 1998: A critical review. Manchester: Equality & Human Rights Commission.

Donald, A. Leach, P, & Puddephatt, R. (2010) Developing a Bill of Rights for the UK? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2008). Ours to own: understanding human rights. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission. 

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2009). Human rights inquiry: report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: what does it mean for you? Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Close to home: an inquiry into older people and human rights in home care. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2012) Human Rights Review 2012: How fair is Britain? An assessment of how well public authorities protect human rights, Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Equality and Human Rights Commission (2014) Human rights: human lives. A guide to the Human Rights Act for public authorities Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Fredman, S, (2008). Human rights transformed: positive rights and positive duties. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Gearty, C, (2006). Can human rights survive? : The Hamlyn Lectures 2005. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Goodman, R, Pegram, T (eds) (2012) Human rights, state compliance, and social change: assessing national human rights institutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Harvey, C., (2005). Human rights in the community: rights as agents for change. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Harvey, C (2011)'Taking the next step? Achieving another Bill of Rights', European Human Rights Law Review 24(1): 24-42.

Harris, D J et al. (2009). Law of the European Convention on Human Rights. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Helpage International (2010) Strengthening older people's rights: towards a UN convention, London: Helpage International.

Hoffman D, Rowe J. (2013) Human rights in the UK: an introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998, 4th edition, Harlow: Pearson Ltd.

Janis, M.W., Kay, R.S., Bradley, A.W. (2008) European human rights law: text and materials. 3rd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Klug, F., (2000). Values for a godless age: The story of the UK's new bill of rights. London: Penguin.

Leigh, I., Masterman, R., (2008). Making rights real: the Human Rights Act in its first decade, Oxford: Hart Publishing.

Matthews, L., et al., (2008). Human rights act: changing lives. London: British Institute of Human Rights

Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC, (2009) Human rights law and practice. 3rd edition. London: Butterworths Lexis Nexis.

Masterman, R, Leigh, I. (2013) The United Kingdom's statutory bill of rights: constitutional and comparative perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McGoldrick, D., (2006). Human rights and religion: the Islamic headscarf debate in Europe. Oxford: Hart Publishing.

National Assembly for Wales Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee (2013) The future of equality and human rights in Wales. Cardiff: National Assembly for Wales.

Nickel, J.(2007). Making sense of human rights. 2nd ed. London: Blackwell.

O’Brien, N., (2008) Equality and Human Rights: Foundations of a Common Culture? Political Quarterly 79 (1), 27-35

O'Cinneide, C (2012) Human rights law in the UK - is there a need for fundamental reform? European Human Rights Law Review, 6, pp.595-607.

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for United Nations (2011) National Human Rights Institutions: History, principles, rules and responsibilities, Geneva: OHCHR.

Reid, K., (2012). A practitioner's guide to the European Convention on Human Rights. 4th ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell Ltd.

Reed, R., Murdoch, J. (2008). A guide to human rights law in Scotland. 2nd ed. Haywards Heath: Tottel Publishing.

Riddell, S., Watson, N, (2011) Equality and Human Rights in Britain: principles and challenge, Social Policy and Society, 10(2), April.

Scottish Human Rights Commission (2013) Scotland's National Action Plan for Human Rights 2013-2017. Edinburgh: Scottish Human Rights Commission.

Speed, L. (2011) Older people and human rights in home care: a report of two surveys. Manchester: Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Stone, R., (2012). Textbook on civil liberties and human rights. 9th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wadham, J. et al (2011) Blackstone's Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998.  6th revised edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Watson, J., Woolf, M., (2008). Human rights act toolkit, 2nd edition, London: Legal Action Group.

Wouters, J, Meuwissen, K. (2013) National human rights institutions in Europe: Comparative European and International perspectives, Cambridge: Intersentia.

David Sparrow

EHRC Library & Information Services

July 2014

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2014