The Council of Europe Publishing virtual reading room enables you to consult chapters or other excerpts of a wide range of books or read comments from magazines or specialist journals on those works. Each book excerpt is linked to a detailed presentation page in our catalogue and an order form, if you wish to make a purchase.
Like a virtual library, the reading room also enables you to read and print out the full texts of new legal instruments adopted by the Council of Europe or certain reference documents (conventions, recommendations, guidelines etc).
All these texts are presented in PDF version and require Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3 or higher) to view them.
Extracts from new titles
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European Convention on Human Rights (as amended by Protocols Nos. 11 and 14)full text
The Council of Europe in the international arenafull text Ukrainian version
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The Council of Europe and human rights - An introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights
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