Positive prescription in the human rights era.

McCarthy, F.M. (2008) Positive prescription in the human rights era. Scots Law Times, 3, pp. 15-18.

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Abstract

Examines the implications, for the Scottish law doctrine of prescription, of the European Court of Human Rights ruling in JA Pye (Oxford) Ltd v United Kingdom (44302/02) on whether the claim to possession of land under the English law of adverse possession breached the right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions under the European Convention on Human Rights. Notes the course of proceedings in the English courts and in the European court, the justification given for applying limitations and the issues of public interest.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Adverse possession; Limitations; Peaceful enjoyment of possessions; Positive prescription; Public interest
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McCarthy, Dr Frankie
Authors: McCarthy, F.M.
Subjects:K Law > KD England and Wales > KDC Scotland
K Law > K Law (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Scots Law Times
ISSN:0036-908X

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