Cases, Materials & Commentary on European Convention on Human Rights (3ed)
The European Convention on Human Rights can now be invoked by 800 million people across 47 member States.
It is the most developed and successful system of international legal protection for fundamental human rights in existence.
The first two editions of this widely used and highly praised work were designed to address the challenge faced by undergraduate and postgraduate students in comprehending the extensive, complex and lengthy jurisprudence emanating from Strasbourg. This updated edition continues that mission. It provides a selection of the leading jurisprudence, together with commentary, enabling readers to gain a critical and contemporary understanding of the major rights and freedoms guaranteed by the ECHR.
Separate chapters are devoted to each of the fundamental rights, providing an in-depth analysis of the rights and freedoms and their limitations. An examination of the background to the creation of the Convention, and the constantly developing system of adjudication and remedies at the European level are also included.
- Covers all the major rights enshrined in the Convention, offering extremely detailed consideration of the key cases relevant to these rights and freedoms
- Features extensive commentary from the author, a leading Convention scholar, what will enable students to swiftly grasp and assess the significance of each extract
- The examination of Convention rights is placed in the context of the creation of the Convention, enabling consideration of its overall effectiveness
- Includes detailed evaluation of the institutional and procedural workings of the European Court of Human Rights, giving students valuable insight into how the organisation works and is currently structured
New to this edition
- Fully updated to cover all key developments since publication of the second edition, with extensive commentary on extracts taken from over 120 new cases, including: Opuz v Turkey, on States' positive obligations to protect victims of domestic violence; Gafgen v Germany, affirming the strict limits on police interrogation techniques; Rantsev v Cyprus & Russia, establishing the positive obligations on States to combat people trafficking; S. & Marper v UK, limiting the storage/use of DNA profiles
- Detailed analysis of the introduction of Protocol 14 reforms to the Strasbourg control system and subsequent developments
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