This retitled new edition of Civil Liberties: Legal Principles of Individual Freedom provides the reader with a practical and comprehensive analysis of human rights in the UK with the focus upon England and Wales. The emphasis is on the examination and interpretation of the law in this developing area. The reorganised book includes all the latest statutory changes such as the Human Rights Act 1998, the Terrorism Act 2000, the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 and the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001. Each chapter explains the fundamental legal principles in clear and coherent language and, where applicable, extensively examines relevant case law. As the law is undergoing a process of synthesis, relevant new ECHR and domestic cases have been studied and evaluated in depth. The more important authorities are set out in detail, including the facts, decisions and critical comment. Historical context and reform proposals are also included to aid comprehension of the principles. In order to keep the reader fully up-to-date with the latest case law and legislative developments, free online supplements are also available on the Sweet & Maxwell website (www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/academic). Suitable for students, practitioners and academics, Human Rights Law in the UK offers a thorough grounding in this emergent and fast-developing area of law.