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An introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (2018)

Human Rights and Democracy
978-92-871-8610-2
Type of document :
Book
Format :
Paper
Language :
English
Size :
17 x 17 cm
Number of pages :
100
Martyn Bond
14.00 € / 28.00 $US

"Respect for human rights lies at the heart of what it means to be European" (Martyn Bond)

The right to life, prohibition of torture, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, the right to marriage... Did you know that these rights and many others are protected by the European Convention on Human Rights?

The author of this book illustrates each of these rights in a simple and clear way, using specific examples. He also sets the action of the European Court of Human Rights in the wider context ofCouncil of Europe activities pursuing the same ideals.

Martyn Bond is a journalist who has reported from London, Brussels, Strasbourg and Berlin. He is also a former European civil servant. Over the past half century he has witnessed and reported on many of the events that have shocked or amused, delighted or disturbed European readers, listeners and viewers. He firmly believes that respect for human rights lies at the heart of what it means to be European.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN EUROPE
     Human rights for our time
     Never again!
     Rights and obligations
     What rights are in the Convention?
     How relevant are Convention rights today?
     Improving how the Convention works
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?
     Free elections
     Discrimination
THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
     One judge, three judges, seven or seventeen?
     Backlog of cases, public proceedings, friendly settlement
     Follow through: executing judgments
THE BROADER PICTURE OF EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS
     Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH)
     Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
     European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT)
     European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI)
     European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
     European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)
     Commissioner for Human Rights
WHAT NEXT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS?
     Expanding European human rights
     Improving the application of human rights law
     Social, economic and environmental rights
     Other beneficiaries: women, children, people with disabilities
     EU accession to the Convention
     Implementing the Convention: our shared responsibility
RESOURCES
     Human rights bodies
     Human rights texts
     Human rights courts
     Books

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