Human Rights Essay

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Contents Introduction What is the constitution and what are the powers involved? Parliamentary Supremacy and its powers Is Parliament really supreme? The effects of the Human Rights Act 1998 shown in case law - Conclusion - Bibliography Introduction I have been asked to analyze if the Human Rights Act 1988 preserves the existing Constitutional Doctrines of the United Kingdom. I will do this in four stages, first i will be looking at the role of parliament and what the constitution is. Then i will be examining the idea of Parliamentary Supremacy. The next stage i will take will challenge the idea of whether Parliament is indeed supreme and finally i will be providing case law to show the influence the Human Rights Act 1998 has had on the laws of the United Kingdom. What is a constitution and what powers are involved? First of all in analyzing this statement we have to understand what role parliament has when concerning the making of laws and how it is placed within the british constitution. this also examines how it fits in and combines itself with the constitutional powers of other authorities. When we talk about a constitution we immediately think of the united states of america where they have what we call a codified constitution. This means that it is written down and it is in place to set out the limits of the presidential government. This differs greatly to the “UK constitution” and we do not have a codified constitution we have what is referred to as an uncodified constitution, because never has it been written down and recorded as such. Many of the legal sources within the constitution are written down and recorded, but still the main idea of the constitution itself still stays as uncodified. Even though it is uncodified it sets the limits and the general

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