book review

Review of Grégoire Webber, Paul Yowell, Richard Ekins, Maris Köpcke, Bradley W. Miller and Francisco J. Urbina, Legislated Rights: Securing Human Rights Through Legislation, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018, 209 pp, hb £85.00

Leah Trueblood

Abstract

Legislatures, as the authors of this book acknowledge, are not generally regarded by theorists, lawyers or citizens as the principal institutions for securing human rights. This task is generally credited to judges and courts. The aim of Legislated Rights is to challenge these perceptions, by dislodging the automatic presumption in favour of judicial oversight and emphasising the protective role that only legislatures can play in securing human rights.

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Published May 2019
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Volume 82
Issue 3
Print ISSN 0026-7961
Online ISSN 1468-2230