Human Rights under the Australian Constitution

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Human Rights under the Australian Constitution is the leading text on how the Australian Constitution protects human rights. It provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the key public law principles, including the full range of express and implied rights in the Australian Constitution. It does this within a broader context, including the drafting and origins of the Australian Constitution and the interaction of constitutional principles with the common law, statute law and international law.

The Australian position is examined in light of developments in comparable legal systems, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand. The result is a thorough work that examines in context areas of law of great importance to Australian democracy, including freedom of speech, the right to vote, freedom of religion, the acquisition of property on just terms, judicial independence and the right to a fair trial.

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George Williams, Professor, UNSW,David Hume, Reader, Six Selborne/Wentworth Chambers
George Williams AO is the Anthony Mason Professor, a Scientia Professor and the Foundation Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales. He is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and has written and edited leading texts including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory and The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia. He has also appeared as a barrister in the High Court of Australia in cases on freedom of speech, freedom from racial discrimination, review of government action and the rule of law.

David Hume is a Reader at Six Selborne/Wentworth Chambers. Previously, he worked in the Australian Government Solicitor's Constitutional Litigation Unit representing the Commonwealth in High Court constitutional litigation and as an Associate to Chief Justice Gleeson.

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"George Williams and David Hume have done a splendid job not only in infusing principle and system into the constitutional human rights jurisprudence which the High Court has developed but in explaining and critiquing that constitutional human rights jurisprudence within the broader sweep of the constitutional jurisprudence of the High Court. The difficulty in producing a work of this nature lies in finding a balance between the abstract and the concrete, the ideas and the cases, the theory and the practice, the critical and the descriptive. To err in either direction is to limit the work's utility to a section of its potential readership and with it, the work's potential to influence. George and David have achieved a balance that is about right: organising the material thematically; dipping lightly into the cases; and separating quite clearly the doctrine from the commentary. The result is a book that is likely to prove useful to those who are practising lawyers as much as to those with an interest in human rights. The fourteen years have been worth the wait. The second edition of Human Rights Under the Australian Constitution is a significant contribution to the inevitably overlapping fields of constitutional and human rights scholarship in Australia." - The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler Reviews of the first edition of Human Rights under the Australian Constitution: Williams' project ... is rigorously researched, intelligently articulated and compellingly argued ... Williams leaves no doubt as to his impressive grasp of the Constitution and constitutional doctrine, of comparative instruments and principles, and of the possibilities suggested by the High Court's existing jurisprudence for a more coherent and effective framework for the constitutional protection of human rights. (1999) 21 Adelaide Law Review 139 The book is written in clear and elegant prose and the arguments are tightly structured and well developed. Williams displays an intimate knowledge of constitutional law and his detailed analysis of High Court cases is extremely impressive and well researched. Also impressive is his extensive use of comparative material, especially from the United States and Canada. (1999) 23 Melbourne University Law Review 817

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