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Stephen Sedley: Human Rights Acts

30 August 2018
The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics and the Origins of the  European Convention 
by Marco Duranti.
Oxford, 502 pp., £59, February 2017, 978 0 19 981138 0
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7 February 1991
Saddam’s War: The Origins of the Kuwait Conflict and the International Response&nbsp;
by John Bulloch and Harvey Morris.
Faber, 194 pp., £13.99, January 1991, 0 571 16387 4
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Unholy Babylon: The Secret History of Saddam’s War 
Adel Darwish and Gregory Alexander.
Gollancz, 352 pp., £9.99, January 1991, 0 575 05054 3Show More</a>
Cambridge International Document SeriesVol. 1 The Kuwait Crisis 
edited by
E. Lauterpacht, C.J. Gree</span>nwood, Mark Weller and Daniel Bethleh em.
Grotius Publication, 330 pp., £35.17, January 1991, 0 949009 86 5Show More</a>
Air Power and Colonial Control 
David Omissi.
Manchester, 260 pp., £35, January 1990, 0 7190 2960 0Show More</a>
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In Def ence of Rights

Philippe Sands and Hel ena Kennedy

3 January 2013
... We wer e appointed to the Commission on a Bill of Rights in March 2011 by Nick Clegg. The circumstances wer e not auspicious, and we wer e concerned from the outset that our composition – all white, almost all male, almost all lawyers and London-based – would undermine our ability to speak with any legitimacy ...

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