Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Self-test questions and exam questions help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. Human Rights Law Directions has been written expressly to guide you through your study of human rights law, and to clearly and concisely explain the key areas of this fascinating subject. Combining academic quality with innovative learning features and online support, this is an ideal text for those studying human rights law for the first time. This fourth edition has been fully updated with key developments in human rights law, including: discussion, in so far as information allows, of the repeal of the Human Rights Act and its replacement with a British Bill of Rights (this will be updated through the ORC); the ECtHR case law on unlawful rendition; deportation and human rights; the impact of human rights on warfare and the condition of British troops abroad; the cuts in legal aid; the impact of article 8 on abortion and assisted suicide; concerns over surveillance and communications data and the impact of human rights law on controversies over religious dress (such as the burqa ban in France). There are updates to the Online Resource Centre, which include a subject-specific glossary and the text of the Human Rights Act.