Human Rights in Transition

by John McEldowney (Volume editor) Günter Weick (Volume editor)
©2003 Edited Collection VI, 234 Pages


The book consists of a thorough introduction and 12 essays specially written for a joint conference of British and German scholars held at the University of Warwick (U.K.) in 2000. The papers draw on the German and British experience of human rights in the development of law. From an English perspective the conference and the collection of essays coincide with the coming into force of the Human Rights Act in October 2000, a defining moment in English legal history. The German contributions address the question of human rights in a broader European context as well as on the background of half a century’s experience with human rights in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany and the jurisdiction of the Federal Constitutional Court which had a significant impact on various fields of law.


VI, 234
ISBN (Softcover)
Großbritannien Menschenrecht Europäische Union Aufsatzsammlung 18th- 21th Century Human Rights (Menschenrechte) Verfassungsmäßige Grundrechte German Law Law of the Eu Deutschland Civil Liberties (Grundfreiheiten) Law of the United Kingdom
Frankfurt/M., Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2003. VI, 234 pp.

Biographical notes

John McEldowney (Volume editor) Günter Weick (Volume editor)

The Editors: John McEldowney is Professor of Law at the University of Warwick (U.K.). He has worked for the UNDP in China, was the World Bank Visiting Fellow in the Supreme Court of Venezuela in 1999 and the New Zealand Law Foundation Visiting Scholar in 2002. Günter Weick is Professor of Civil Law, Commercial Law, Comparative Law and Private International Law at the University of Gießen (Germany).


Title: Human Rights in Transition