Why do the decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg have such an impact on UK law? Why did the UK need a Human Rights Act - and why do some people say it should be repealed? Human Rights Law Directions has been written expressly to guide you through your study of human rights law, and to clearly and concisely highlight and explain the key areas of this fascinating subject. This engaging text covers all the topics required to gain a full understanding of human rights. A range of different features are included, making this the ideal text as you approach the subject for the first time. - Case close-up boxes identify and explain key cases - Discussion topics highlight key areas of interest and encourage analytical thought - Cross referencing describes how different topics interconnect Online Resource Centre Human Rights Law Directions is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre where students can access 6-monthly updates to the book, a selection of annotated web links, and guidance on answering the problem questions contained in the book. Registered lecturers can also access a test bank of approximately 100 multiple choice questions, which can be downloaded to a VLE and customised.