PDF - The Council of Europe and human rights - An introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (2010)
Just what are your human rights, and how does the Council of Europe protect them? This small book tells the story simply and clearly, making a complicated issue straightforward. It offers examples illustrating each right in the European Convention on Human Rights, and short explanations placing the European Court of Human Rights in the wider context of other Council of Europe activities that also promote the same ideals. As informed citizens of Europe, we all need to be aware of human rights and of the importance of maintaining and promoting them. Europe has a good story to tell about human rights and this book tells it.
Human rights in Europe
Human rights for our time
Rights and obligations
What rights are in the Convention?
How relevant are Convention rights today?
Cases that make human rights law
Human rights for everyone
Life and death
Torture, inhuman and degrading treatment
Liberty and security
A fair trial
Privacy and family life
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
Freedom of expression
Freedom of assembly and association
Education: lessons from the state?
The European Court of Human Rights
The broader picture of European human rights
Steering Committee for Human Rights
The European Commissioner for Human Rights
The Parliamentary Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
The European Committee for the Prevention of Torture (CPT)
The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
The European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
What next for human rights?
Expanding European human rights
Improving the application of human rights law
Social and other rights
Other beneficiaries: women, children, the disabled
EU accession to the ECHR