Just Law

Just Law

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Acute, questioning, humane and passionately concerned for justice, Helena Kennedy is one of the most powerful voices in legal circles in Britain today. Here she roundly challenges the record of modern governments over the fundamental values of equality, fairness and respect for human dignity. She argues that in the last twenty years we have seen a steady erosion of civil liberties, culminating today in extraordinary legislation, which undermines long established freedoms. Are these moves a crude political response to demands for law and order? Or is the relationship between citizens and the state being covertly reframed and redefined?Mediation UK reports that its Cardifia#39; scheme has closed for lack of funds, and there is no longer a scheme in Glasgow. Yet early mediation can reconcile young and old neighbours at low cost, avoiding the courts and achieving an 80% satisfaction rate. ... Drug rehab units should be seen as of the highest priority and multiplied throughout the country and with speed: 200, 000 dmg treatment places haveanbsp;...

Title:Just Law
Author:Helena Kennedy
Publisher:Random House - 2011-05-31


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