PDF - An introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights (2018)
"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
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?
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
Human rights bodies
Human rights texts
Human rights courts