Harris, O'Boyle, and Warbrick: Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (4th edition)

ISBN : 9780198785163

David Harris; Michael O'Boyle
1104 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Aug 2018
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This seminal text offers a comprehensive account of the case law of the ECHR and its underlying principles. It provides a guide to decisions under the Convention and its protocols, article by article, as well as explaining the history and likely development of the law.


Part I: The European Convention on Human Rights in Context
1 The European Convention on Human Rights in context
Part II: Enforcement Machinery
2 Admissibility of applications
3 The European Court of Human Rights: Organization, practice, and procedure
4 The execution of the Court's judgments
Part III: The Rights Guaranteed
5 Article 2: The right to life
6 Article 3: Freedom from torture or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment
7 Article 4: Freedom from slavery, servitude, or forced or compulsory labour
8 Article 5: The right to liberty and security of the person
9 Article 6: The right to a fair trial
10 Article 7: Freedom from retroactive criminal offences and punishment
11 Articles 8-11: General considerations
12 Article 8: The right to respect for private and family life, home, and correspondence
13 Article 9: Freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
14 Article 10: Freedom of expression
15 Article 11: Freedom of assembly and association
16 Article 12: The right to marry and to found a family
17 Article 13: The right to an effective national remedy
18 Article 14 (Freedom from discrimination in respect of protected convention rights) and Protocol 12 (Non-discrimination in respect of 'any right set forth by law')
19 Article 15: Derogation in time of war or other public emergency threatening the life of the nation
20 Articles 16-18: Other restrictions upon the rights protected
21 Article 1, First Protocol: The right to property
22 Article 2, First Protocol: The right to education
23 Article 3, First Protocol: The right to free elections
24 The fourth, sixth, seventh, and thirteenth protocols

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