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The European Convention on Human Rights
Principles and Law

by C.M. Buckley, K. Kamber, P. McCormick, with contribution of D.J. Harris

Series:HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRACY
ISBN 9789287191908
Publication year: 2022

Cdn: $162.00; US: $117.50
Paperback
Language: English
410 pages
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An indispensable guide for university students, government officials and legal practitioners alike.

The European Convention on Human Rights – Principles and law is the essential handbook for university students, government officials, lawyers and human rights advocates seeking a comprehensive and concise account of the case law generated under the European Convention on Human Rights. Written by experts on the Convention, it:
    • cites nearly 1 500 cases, providing links to each case in the HUDOC database; • identifies key challenges and current legal developments; • provides suggestions for further reading on contentious issues; • is a companion text to Council of Europe's book The individual application under the European Convention on Human Rights – Procedural guide by Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos and Maria-Andriani Kostopoulou.
The authors:
    Carla M. BUCKLEY LLB, LLM, International Human Rights Lawyer (High Court of Autralia) Krešimir KAMBER LLM, PHD, Registry Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights Pamela McCORMICK LLB, LLM, Registry Lawyer, European Court of Human Rights Chapter 1 with C. M. Buckley, Chapters 17 and 19 by David J. HARRIS LLM, PHD, CMG, Emeritus Professor in Residence, University of Nottingham
Table of contents:
  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Terminology, references and abbreviations
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to the European Convention on Human Rights
    • I. Background
    • II. The substantive guarantee
    • III. The interpretation of the Convention
    • IV. Negative and positive obligations
    • V. Reservations
    • VI. The "jurisdiction" of the Court
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 2. The right to life and abolition of the death penalty
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The obligation to protect the right to life
    • III. The prohibition on taking life by the use of force
    • IV. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 3. Freedom from torture and other forms of ill-treatment
    • I. Introduction
    • II. Conduct falling within Article 3
    • III. Torture
    • IV. Inhuman treatment
    • V. Inhuman punishment
    • VI. Degrading treatment
    • VII. Degrading punishment
    • VIII. Different contexts for ill-treatment
    • IX. Positive obligations
    • X. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 4. The prohibition on slavery and related practices
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The structure of Article 4
    • III. The substantive scope of Article 4
    • IV. Positive obligations
    • V. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 5. The right to liberty and security of person and freedom from imprisonment for non-payment of a contractual obligation
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The meaning of "deprivation" of liberty
    • III. Lawfulness and protection from arbitrariness
    • IV. Grounds for permissible detention under Article 5(1)
    • V. Procedural safeguards
    • VI. Compensation for unlawful detention: Article 5(5)
    • VII. Article 1 of Protocol No. 4: prohibition of imprisonment for debt
    • VIII. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 6. The right to a fair hearing and other procedural safeguards in criminal proceedings
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The logic and structure of Article 6
    • III. General considerations under Article 6
    • IV. The concept of "criminal charge"
    • V. The existence of a "dispute over civil rights and obligations"
    • VI. Institutional guarantees of Article 6(1): independence, impartiality and a tribunal established by law
    • VII. The procedural guarantees of Article 6(1)
    • VIII. The presumption of innocence: Article 6(2)
    • IX. The minimum guarantees of a fair trial: Article 6(3)
    • X. Article 2 of Protocol No. 7: right of appeal in criminal matters
    • XI. Article 3 of Protocol No. 7: the right to compensation for wrongful conviction
    • XII. Article 4 of Protocol No. 7: right not to be tried or punished twice (ne bis in idem)
    • XIII. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 7. No punishment without law
    • I. Introduction
    • II. General principles of application
    • III. The principle of legality: nullum crimen nulla peona sine lege
    • IV. The principle of (non-)retroactivity of criminal law
    • V. The limited scope of Article 7(2)
    • VI. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 8. The right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence; the right to marry and found a family; and equality of spouses
    • I. Introduction
    • II. Four interests protected by Article 8(1)
    • III. Interference with rights: Article 8(2)
    • IV. Positive obligations
    • V. Procedural obligations
    • VI. Specific categories of cases
    • VII. Article 12: the right to marry and found a family
    • VIII. Article 5 of Protocol No. 7: equality of spouses
    • IX. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 9. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The scope of Article 9
    • III. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
    • IV. Faith organisations and the state
    • V. Conscientious objection to military service
    • VI. Expulsion and freedom of religion
    • VII. Manifesting religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance
    • VIII. Positive obligations
    • IX. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 10. The right to freedom of expression
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The structure of Article 10
    • III. The forms of expression protected under Article 10
    • IV. Freedom of expression and new technologies
    • V. Right of access to information
    • VI. Positive and procedural obligations
    • VII. Article 10 and other Convention provisions
    • VIII. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 11. Freedom of assembly and association
    • I. Introduction
    • II. Freedom of peaceful assembly
    • III. Freedom of association
    • IV. Freedom to form and join trade unions
    • V. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 12. The right to an effective remedy
    • I. Introduction
    • II. General considerations under Article 13
    • III. Effectiveness of a remedy under Article 13
    • IV. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 13. The prohibition of discrimination
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The prohibited form of discrimination
    • III. The structure of the Court's assessment under Article 14
    • IV. Article 1 of Protocol No. 12: the general prohibition of discrimination
    • V. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 14. Derogation in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation
    • I. Introduction
    • II. "In time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation"
    • III. "To the extent strictly required by the exigencies of the situation"
    • IV. Other international law obligations
    • V. The non-derogable provisions
    • VI. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 15. Limitations on rights
    • I. Article 16: political activities of "aliens"
    • II. Article 17: acts subversive of Convention rights
    • III. Article 18: purposes of prescribed restrictions on rights
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 16. The right to property
    • I. Introduction
    • II. The nature of "possessions"
    • III. Interference with property
    • IV. The general rule: interference with the peaceful enjoyment of possessions
    • V. Deprivation of property
    • VI. Control of use of property
    • VII. The fair balance principle
    • VIII. Compensation
    • IX. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 17. The right to education
    • I. Introduction
    • II. No denial of the right to education
    • III. Respect for parents' religious and philosophical convictions
    • IV. Discrimination and minority rights
    • V. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 18. The right to free elections
    • I. Introduction
    • II. Scope of electoral rights
    • III. The right to vote
    • IV. The right to stand for election
    • V. The conduct and administration of elections
    • VI. Electoral appeals and challenges
    • VII. Coverage of elections
    • VIII. Contemporary and future issues
    • Further reading
  • Chapter 19. Freedom of movement and protection against expulsion
    • I. Article 2 of Protocol No. 4: freedom of movement
    • II. Article 3 of Protocol No. 4: the right of a national not to be expelled from and to enter a state's territory
    • III. Article 4 of Protocol No. 4: freedom of aliens from collective expulsion
    • IV. Article 1 of Protocol No. 7: freedom from expulsion of individual aliens
    • Further reading
  • Appendix: List of cited cases
The European Convention on Human Rights
Cdn: $162.00; US: $117.50
Council of Europe BookID: 129627 Added: 2022.9.19